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Nick Efteriades directs this coming-of-age movie about a youngish Greek-American guy looking for some point in his useless existence. Nick (Rick Stear) is pushing 30 and feels as if his soul is slowly going to wither and die as he slings burgers day in and day out at his dad's diner. In a desperate attempt to forestall his impending spiritual and emotional demise, he longs with aching intensity to join an archeological search for Alexander the Great's tomb. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Efteriades gives the neighborhood -- scenery, vibe and all -- the cinematic equivalent of a big, tender hug."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"It's about following your dreams, no matter what your parents think. Socrates motions for hemlock."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Rates an 'E' for effort -- and a 'B' for boring."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A very familiar tale, one that's been told by countless filmmakers about Italian-, Chinese-, Irish-, Latin-, Indian-, Russian- and other hyphenate American young men struggling to balance conflicting cultural messages."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"may not have generated many sparks, but with his affection for Astoria and its people he has given his tale a warm glow."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
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