Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: America Ferrera, John Heard, Raymond J. Barry, Tom Guiry, Laurie Metcalf
Director: Brian Jun
When PJ Lee's (Tom Guiry) father (John Heard) is arrested for vehicular manslaughter, it's just the icing on the cake for a teen whose life is already difficult, thanks to a broken home and dysfunctional relationships. In ... more »
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Steel City is worth it..
Kyle Tucker | Riverside | 07/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Steel City is the story of a dysfunctional family working through the crisis of the father being jailed. The mother isn't present, although members of the extended family (uncles, etc.) play prominent roles.
In my humble opinion, the only reason this movie doesn't have a higher rating is that none of the characters are particularly sympathetic; there isn't a single one of them that you would invite over to your house. In fact, you might be best advised to call 911 the instant any of these characters showed up in your neighborhood.
That aside, the movie is enjoyable for the storyline, good acting, and good production values. The secret mentioned in the plot outline isn't such a big secret, don't look for a twist ending or suspense.
Watch it when you can't find what you were looking for and have to settle for what's left in the rental store. It makes a pleasant evening of movie watching without being great."
Great "real" family movie
Dennis E. Math | Western Wisconsin | 07/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are like many who don't have a Ward and June Cleaver type family, this is one good movie about a fathers love for his son and the regret he feels at having "pissed away" his child raising years. Good movie, really good.....and I hate dramas."
Great movie, but slow moving
DJ Kryptik | the desert | 06/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i just finished watching Steel City. i can't believe no one reviewed it yet. this is a great movie... and super acting by the minor characters in this movie. i'm talking about the actor that plays PJ Lee (Guiry). he is phenomenal in the role, and he def does deserve his own movie...
while it has great acting by some total unknown acting names (at least unknown to me, except for Heard)... this movie is kind of a sad one, becuase of what happens to each of the characters along the way, especially PJ's character...you root for Guiry's character, like, 'when is it going to get better for him', it gets better for him at the end, but it still leaves a sad ending for what this kid has endured, lived with and is still living with, even though by the end of the movie, his character is prospering..
i can't give it away without giving away the whole movie...
the music soundtrack is great in it too.
def get this movie or rent it. i'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 becuase of the fact that its a lil slow moving. slow building, slow to climax... it has its lil peaks, but once the truth comes out, it keeps climaxing... thats when it got good for me and kept me watching...
def a good watch..."