I loved the Independent film Mighty Fine! A Must See! #mightyfine #movie

Hey All!

As you all know I love films, especially independent films. I went to NYU for film and TV and way back when I used to make films and I would go to the Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance film festival every year to see some amazing independent films. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to see the independent film Mighty Fine at an advanced online screening with a Live question and answer chat with the cast after the film. The movie actually premieres in select theaters May 25th, 2012 and I have to say it’s a great film that I highly recommend you checking out if it’s playing in your town or city!

First off let me say that I’m a HUGE Chazz Palminteri fan, so I was excited to see this film for the fact that he’s in it alone! He is amazing in this film of course! Mighty Fine is a period piece set in the 1970’s that tells a story of the Fine family who move from Brooklyn, NY to New Orleans for the family business.  That is a drastic change if you’re a born and raised New Yorker like I am. People from the city and New York in particular aren’t used to suburban life so it’s a drastic change to get used to!

The movie is loosely based on writer/director Debbie Goodstein’s childhood experiences with her family, so it’s kind of based on actual events.  Joe Fine (who is Chazz Palminteri’s character) has a great sense of pride for himself and his family and that pride can take the turn for good and bad since he sometimes lashes out at his family.  His wife, Stella (Played by Andie MacDowell who I also love) is constantly defending her husband’s behavior since he is the provider for the family and it takes a tole on the children since they feel their Mother is kind of like a door mat since she acts like their father can do no wrong.

They have two children, two girls to be exact, named Maddie and Natalie. The oldest daughter is not afraid to speak her mind about her dislike for their father’s behavior towards the family, while the younger daughter takes after her mother and constantly forgiving and defending him. The movie deals with the families struggle with their conflicting personalities and dealing with their relationship and bond as a family and the strain that Joe’s personality and treatment of the family has on them.

Chazz Palminteri is honestly amazing as this character and his performance truly makes the film shine!

Mighty Fine again premieres in select theaters on May 25, 2012. I highly recommend you go out and see it if you’re dealing with something similar in your family. It just may help you!

Click here to find where Mighty Fine will be playing near you.

***Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mighty Fine and the distributor. I received access to an online showing of the film and a promotional item to thank me for participating.***