Down the Shore

 (149)1 h 32 min2013X-RayR
On the Jersey Shore, the lives of three childhood friends begin to unravel when a deadly secret from their past is revealed. Starring James Gandolfini, Famke Jansen, and Maria Dizzia.
Harold Guskin
Famke JanssenJames GandolfiniJohn Magaro
English [CC]
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Maria Dizzia
Steven PaulJoseph PopeJason PriceLesa GreenfieldGary A. LoweAndrew Ford
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DaveReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gandolfini makes it and the rest of the cast was great
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Sad story but so well done. What a shame that Mr. Gandolfini passed so early in his career, I think he would have been one of the greats; maybe he still is. All the characters gave wonderful performances. An inde film but good quality from the actors, story, script, sound, direction, everything. I really enjoyed this one.
20 people found this helpful
EmReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Grey existence
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I jumped on this movie when I saw that James Gandolfini was in it. He's always great, RIP.
For the complete opposite of this movie with a super fantastic performance by JG see "The Mexican".
I'll have to watch something fun after this relentlessly depressing movie. The characters were the living embodiment of the grey, despairing weather.
They were at the point in their lives when they feel desperate because their youth is suddenly 30 years ago.
Edoardo Costa was fabulous in his role. He was the only sign of life in the colorless, claustrophobic lives of Jersey Shore's people.
So depressing because Jaques hasn't saved them. Wherever you go, there you are.
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Mama DearestReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Hard to watch
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This was difficult to watch simply because the year this movie was released was the same year Gandolfini passed away then seeing his son in the movie as well just imagining that was the age when he found his father deceased. So tragic for his young little mind , so tragic for his wife and baby girl and the whole family. Gandolfini appeared to be a very loving man if you go by his will and how he divided things up with so much thought and love for each person he had in his will. From that will I think it's safe to say ,"A good man gone too soon".
The movie was somewhat slow moving and at times boring and kind of a let down because you keep thinking something big is about to drop but it never does only a confession. Although I understood the ending it didn't really make sense to me. And it never really clarified the BILs true intentions. Does he want to be friends and part of the family or does he want to con his way into taking everyones money? It's never made clear. In my mind I want to make up my own ending and say he becomes a trusted and loving, honest family member because he shows kindness and so much care and patience towards the mentally challenged son and the boys mother.
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KathrynReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Poetic Justice And Love Never Dies... it grows deeper with time
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Loved the story, loved the acting, esp the Italian/French guy who should be getting more roles, and while the kid was annoying, he was supposed to be, and loved how the Italian/French guy showed his roots in how they handle all things in life, with a type of acceptance we in the US lack. That said, the litter was heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking. And they contributed to it. For the life of me, I don't understand our need to litter as we do.
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Heath P. LowreyReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
James Gandolfini is Sorely Missed
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What a pleasant movie that just radiates realness. James Gandolfini could play a tough guy but he is even better in this kind of role where he has incredible depth of emotion. All the muses wept when he died. He is Just a nice guy trying to do the right thing in terrible circumstances I'm sure many people can relate. Edoarda Costa is amazing as well what a true talent. At a point in the movie Bailey says "I don't know if you're a good guy or a con artist" perfectly describing the views of the audience - and it leaves it up to interpretation. Perhaps his plan all along was to oust Bailey and take the house and take over the business, but in the end, it doesn't matter. Because that is the life they left behind; they've grown out of that situation and developed into something new. Joseph Pope's Wiley is slimy and gross, easy to hate and identify as the fly in the ointment or the peace of the puzzle that doesn't fit, and he knows he is a fraud. Increasingly he spends his time acting out in frustration toward Bailey because he knows who the better man is. Famke Janssen is great as well, I would have liked to see more of her grief over the death of Bailey's sister and how that affected her, but in an hour and a half the movie focuses on the turmoil between the three men using her character as a constant for the audience. In spite of that small criticism, this is a good, wholesome movie about regular people just trying to figure things out and be happy. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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JohnReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not a good movie!
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This was a terrible movie! We watched for about 30 minutes to give it a fair chance but couldn’t bear anymore. Don’t bother
10 people found this helpful
BookchildReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Underlying Sadness in Down the shore
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I am totally captivated by this film, if you are or were a resident of the Jersey shore or a fan of the late Mr. Gandolfini, it is a must. Good storyline and although it is not a mystery it does not reveal; the shadows and substance easily. With much . sympathy for the characters.; it is actually, a quiet slow moving film, but has enough drama and plot twists to hold your attention. I found that it is not a movie one can watch while multitasking, you must listen and watch for every scene is rich in meaning. Unfortunately, it is a much underrated film! I liked it immensely so I rate it quite highly
22 people found this helpful
JC STANHILLReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Is watching this film worth your time and effort?
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I watched this whole flick and I felt my time could have been much better spent sleeping or playing with my golden retriever. It is very tedious, pretentious and annoying.
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