Once Upon a Time in Staten Island is set in the summer of 1982 and has as its backdrop the release of Rocky III. The story tells of an average teen who embarks on a quest in his Rocky Balboa-obsessed town that swirls in his family members. Watts and Grillo will play his parents.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language, some drug use and teen drinking
Honestly, if you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about what I’m trying to say, I don’t blame you. I had no idea what the hell I was watching, either. Tony (Lucius Hoyos) and his friends are often the victims of bullying. The girl he likes is Sophia (Madelyn Cline), who they also spot in line buying tickets for the movie. There’s a problem, though, as she is currently dating a nasty boyfriend that, judging from her disapproving facial reactions towards some of his actions, she doesn’t want to be with anymore. There is also a line wrapped around the entire theater, although that’s not the weird part. Everyone from street hooligans to the wealthy are purchasing tickets, implying the whole damn area has rabid anticipation. That sounds believable on paper, but here it’s a ridiculous mess with no nuance or anything interesting to say about the movie’s popularity or legacy.
Director: James DeMonaco
Writer: James DeMonaco
Stars: Frank Grillo, Bobby Cannavale, Madelyn Cline, Lucius Hoyos
Country of origin: United States
Also known as: Once Upon a Time in Staten Island
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.44 GiB
Duration : 1 h 47 min
Overall bit rate : 7 240 kb/s