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Queens Logic (1-Feb-1991)

Director: Steve Rash

Writers: Joseph W. Savino; Tony Spiridakis

Keywords: Drama, New York

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kevin Bacon
Actor
8-Jul-1958   Everybody cut Footloose
Kelly Bishop
Actor
28-Feb-1944   Emily Gilmore on Gilmore Girls
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actor
22-Nov-1958   True Lies
Linda Fiorentino
Actor
9-Mar-1958   Dogma, Jade
Richard Kind
Actor
22-Nov-1956   Paul Lassiter on Spin City
Terry Kinney
Actor
29-Jan-1954   Tim McManus on Oz
John Malkovich
Actor
9-Dec-1953   Subject of Being John Malkovich
Joe Mantegna
Actor
13-Nov-1947   David Rossi on Criminal Minds
Ed Marinaro
Actor
31-Mar-1950   Hill Street Blues
Megan Mullally
Actor
12-Nov-1958   Karen Walker on Will & Grace
Ken Olin
Actor
30-Jul-1954   Michael Steadman on thirtysomething
Tom Waits
Singer/Songwriter
7-Dec-1949   Heartattack and Vine
Chloe Webb
Actor
25-Jun-1956   Sid and Nancy
Jenny Wright
Actor
23-Mar-1962   Out of Bounds

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 10-May-2005)

It is my favourite film, a nostalgic portrait of an American generation, far much better than "The Big Chill" or "Diner". A group of childhood friends resee each other after many years for the wedding of Ray (Ken Olin) to Patty (Chloe Webb) which may not happen because Ray dreams to become a painter in Italy rather than marrying a hairdresser from Queens. Even his friends don't like their lives: Eliot (John Malkovich) is a homosexual who wants to avoid gay stereotypes, Al (Joe Mantegna) is a fishmonger in trouble with his wife (Linda Fiorentino) and Dennis (Kevin Bacon) has tried to become a famous musician in Hollywood without any kind of success. There are also a lot of other roles (very original), like Grace (Jamie Lee Curtis), a well-intentioned psycothic who teachs Mantegna to become an adult, or like Monte (Tom Waits), a funny criminal addicted to alcohol, or Jeremy (Terry Kinney), a snob homosexual belonging to an upper class, who tries to make Eliot change his lifestyle, or Cecil (Todd Field), a stupid guy who has become a successful actor thanks to money, or the unhappy and lonely girl at the bachelor party who likes Ray's paintings. With some unforgettable scenes who teach how to overcome the difficulties of life (Joe Mantegna climbing Hellgate Bridge, Tony Spiridakis howling at the moon with a healer, Linda Fiorentino and Chloe Webb telling a not very sensitive palmist their problems), a marvelous photography of the spaces around Hellgate, a dynamic soundtrack and an outstanding cast, Queens Logic is the best film I have ever seen and I don't understand why it's always underestimated. The title of this film in my nation (Italy) is "Dreaming Manhattan" (Sognando Manhattan).


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