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Mighty Fine (2012)



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Set in the 1970s, Mighty Fine is the story of Joe Fine, a charismatic, high-spirited man, who relocates his family-wife Stella, daughters Nathalie and Maddie - 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. Mighty Fine ultimately shows how coming to terms with the past without judgment is the most fruitful way to move toward the future. -- (C) Adopt Films

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Andie MacDowell
as Stella Fine
Jodelle Ferland
as Natalie Fine
Rainey Qualley
as Maddie Fine
Janeane Garofalo
as Natalie Fine (Adult)
Miles Doleac
as Mr. Smith
Tibor Feldman
as Dr. Tessler
Joseph Meissner
as Veterinarian
Lee Hardee
as Southern Boy
Ann McKenzie
as Poetry Contest Judge
Lloyd Watts
as Man on Car
Doug Wilson
as Police Officer
Todd Williams
as Maître d'
Judith Durning
as Psychiatrist
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

A well-meaning but unstable hand at the tiller, and a propensity for charting plot points, rather than a clear narrative destination.

June 29, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If you can overlook Andie MacDowell's Mitteleuropa accent as a Jewish Holocaust survivor (I know: big if), the cinematic roman a clef "Mighty Fine" has some quiet charms.

May 25, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Mighty Fine," unfortunately, isn't.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Mighty Fine is an incisive portrait of an insecure, manic-depressive tyrant that Mr. Palminteri makes entirely believable.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

Too many directions can be as much of a liability for a movie as too few, and "Mighty Fine" heads in all of them.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Director Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld wraps so much narrative string around this slight ball it unravels messily, despite nice work from the reliable Palminteri.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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