Many of us live in less than ideal circumstances. But when folks ask us how we are doing the typical response is always “Fine”.
Recently I got to see a preview of a movie coming to theaters on May 25th! Mighty Fine delves into the intricacies of a family faced with not being “Mighty Fine”. Dealing with anger, and the repercussions that anger has on each family member pushes them to the brink. Will they crash over the side or will it all be…Mighty Fine? This is a wonderful movie that hits home with so many people that I know. While I am married to a wonderful man I have friends that didn’t get quiet so lucky and deal with issues at home on a daily basis. I HIGHLY recommend the movie to everyone! There are a couple of drawbacks though. While I do recommend it and loved the movie it is full of language. I think it all plays into the role of the father and his temperament but it is strong at times. At first the mom’s accent (played by Andie MacDowell) is distracting, but by the end of the movie you realize that it helps to connect with her in her role.
After the preview of the movie was over I had the opportunity to chat with some of the actors in the movie and fell in love with Rainey Qualley. She is the real life daughter of Andie MacDowell and is just precious. I can’t wait to see what roles she chooses as she travels the path of her mother. And Chazz Palminteri…I loved, loved, loved seeing a personal side of him. Hearing the actors talk about the movie, the intensity of some of the scenes and how they prepared for the emotions was so insightful and interesting.
Synopsis: Set in the 1970s, Mighty Fine is the story of Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri), a charismatic, high-spirited man, who relocates his family, wife Stella (Andie MacDowell), daughters Natalie (Jodelle Ferland) and Maddie (Rainey Qualley), from Brooklyn to New Orleans, in search of a better life. Joe’s devotion to his family knows no bounds, and he seeks to provide them with the ultimate in the good life, from a palatial home to a steady string of extravagant gifts. Unfortunately, Joe’s spending spree is wildly out of touch with reality, as his apparel business is teetering on the brink of collapse, a fact he refuses to accept. On the surface Joe is a charmer with a king-sized personality, but underneath he is possessed by a deep-rooted anger which he frequently turns on the family he loves; the largest part of his fury is directed at Maddie, who is sixteen and beginning to show signs of both an emerging sexuality and a willingness to challenge his authority. Stella, a holocaust survivor and no stranger to victimization, and younger sister Natalie, an aspiring poet, appear to be more forgiving of his “fits,” but they feel the impact of Joe’s emotional abuse as much as Maddie does.
Make sure you check the movie Mighty Fine out when it premieres in theaters on May 25th. Since it is only showing in select theaters, you can check to see if there is a theater near you here: http://mightyfine-themovie.com/theaters.html
“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”