Two Bits
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This nostalgic drama is based upon the childhood memories of screenwriter Joseph Stefano. Set in South Philadelphia in 1933 it centers on both a wise grandfather, and his single-minded grandson. The film opens in a garden on a beautiful day. In the garden is the Italian grandpa telling anyone who will listen that this is his final day of life. No one really believes that, especially not 12-year-old Gennaro who is more interested in finding a quarter so he can go to the grand opening of the brand new La Paloma theater. The grandfather promises the boy that he will receive the money after he… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"If King of the Hill couldn't draw patrons despite appearing on tons of 10-best lists, what's a comparably themed small-change remembrance gonna do?"
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"It obviously has its moments, but most of the way this is pretty tepid stuff. We've seen it all before."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Al Pacino gives a touching performance as a dying old man in this sensitive little film."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Bittersweet coming-of-age tale about sexuality, love, loss, and forgiveness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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