Rob the Mob

Raymond De Felitta + Rob the Mob
Tuesday, September 27 th, 2016 at 00:09 am Dr Joy Browne
Director (s):
Raymond De Felitta
Starring:
Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia
Genre:
Crime | Drama
Theme:
New York Mafia

Rob the Mob has Michael Pitts in it, who is wonderful actor, and Nina Arianda, who is best known as a Broadway actress, she played the same basic role on Broadway as she does in this movie, but she does it so well that you don’t care, she is the sex-pot who is not real bright, she has great body, and very high pitched, screamy voice. This is based on a true story of the Bonnie and Clyde of New York, who, in the 60s, when New York was a much more corrupt place, Michael Pitts is a kind of ne’er-do-well, who is fascinated by the John Gotti trial, and realizes an opportunity because in all the social clubs that the Mafia has are not allowed to have guns, so he starts robbing them. Ray Romano plays a reporter and he is very good; Griffin Dunne, who is terrific actor, plays kind of a crazy, feel-good, hire-ex-cons-everybody-gets-a-second-chance type of guy. Dunne is great, I really miss seeing him on film more. The problem is that we’ve kind of seen it all before, so its a bit predictable, but still think the acting raised it above the normal nonsense. You have the sense that it is not going to end terribly well, but you still root for these two people who are trying to get out of a tough situation. 3.5 stars.

JOYMETER