Friday, May 4, 2012

Review & Preview: "Mighty Fine" (Movie)

I had the unique opportunity to preview the movie "Mighty Fine" over the internet. What a great way to do a movie preview, although I loved going to previews at the theater when I was in college.

"Mighty Fine" opens in theaters on May 25th. Check this listing to see if it will be playing at a theater near you. If you live in the Twin Cities, it will showing the at the AMC Showplace16 in Coon Rapids, MN.

Joe Fine, played by Chazz Palminteri, the father in this film moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans during the 70's in the pursuit of increasing their wealth and living a live with more luxuries than they were previously living with. The story is told by the youngest Fine daughter, Nathalie as she reflects on this period of her childhood and learning the cold lesson that money can't buy happiness and trying to maintain the illusion of money can be even worse and the true reality that dealing with mental health issues is scary and saddening.

This was my first online movie premiere that included live chat with other bloggers viewing it. It was kind of fun to chat with others and "talk" about the movie. This is the only venue in which I could imagine "talking" through the movie is ok. My final thoughts on the movie to the live chat was that I thought they could have stretched the movie out another 10 minutes (to make it a full 1 1/2 hours) and give us some more insight on his mental illness and treatment. The live video chat with one of the actors was pretty neat and helped fill in any gaps that might have been missing in the movie.

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.


Cary said...

Thanks for letting uas know. I had not heard of this movie.

Lori said...

This sounds interesting. My goal in life is to have an internet connection that would allow me to watch whatever I wanted (even movies!)