PG-13 | | Drama
A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.
Originally written to take place in 1982 when E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) first came out, budget cuts obligated it to be set in 2002 when it was made. Coincidentally, the 20th anniversary edition of ET played in many cinemas in 2002, so that plot point didn't have to be ... ...
There's some things you should wish for and some things you shouldn't. That's what my little brother Frankie told me. He told me I only had three wishes, and I looked into his eyes, and I don't know why I believed him.
As they arrive in Manhattan, a scene shows traffic congestion, the skyline, and the sky with a crescent moon. The crescent is facing the wrong way for an evening shot. It can't be dawn because a Dow Jones crawler reads, "Stocks finish mixed on Wall Street," and the scene has gotten darker, not lighter. Looks like they flipped the film unadvisedly. Phil Plait in his Bad Astronomy blog made a similar reversed moon observation about an episode of "The Simpsons."
English, Spanish, Irish
£284,259 (UK) (2 November 2003)
$15,539,266 (USA) (6 June 2004)
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