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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
A young man (Joey Dedio) clashes with a woman (Geneviève Bujold) who runs a shelter, as he tries to care for his makeshift family of homeless youths.

Cast: Geneviève Bujold , Joey Dedio , John Savage , Burt Young , Chad Allen , Jeremy Alan-Richards , Lillo Brancato , Domenica Cameron-Scorsese

Director: Rafal Zielinski

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Slowhand Cinema Releasing

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Release Date: April 20th, 2007|1 hr. 43 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The younger actors bring varying degrees of experience to bear on their roles, but all capture the desperation beneath their characters' tough fronts, while the NYC locations are suitably depressing. show more

  • Amounts to little more than a downbeat soap opera as half a dozen squatters -- hustler, junkie, stripper, queer, fallen Madonna and skank, with a mentally challenged roomie thrown in for good measure -- try to hold their lives together in a grungy New York loft just days before Christmas. Think "Rent" without the music. show more

  • Clichéd though it may be, this movie was clearly made with love. show more

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