20 October 2015 | inkblot11
Nicely done, Mr. Burns how I wish your films were better known!
Johnny (Max Bush) lives in the Frisco area and has a late night job as a sports radio host. This is a position he loves. But, it doesn't pay well and there are no prospects for advancement. Therefore, he must abide by a promise he made to his overbearing fiancé. As his 25th birthday approaches, he will apply for a job in her dad's moving box manufacturing business, back in New York City. As he truly is a nice guy, Johnny believes in fidelity and keeping his promises. But, when he hits Manhattan and stops for a drink at his Uncle Terry's (Edward Burns) bar, he immediately is face to face with the opposition. Uncle Terry doesn't want him to give up his dream job, doesn't trust his fiancé and thinks his nephew is too young to marry. As Terry throws out statements trying to break Johnny's resolve, John stays true to his word. UNTIL, Terry takes him to a stay in the Hamptons, where he meets a beautiful tennis instructor (Kerry Bishee). Soon a conversation turns into a beer on the beach and so on. Will Johnny come around to his uncle's way of thinking? This intelligent, vibrant film is another winner from Burns, who acts, writes, and directs his work. Known for countless other films, like The Brothers McMullen, She's the One, Sidewalks on New York, and the great Looking for Kitty, Burns is in a class by himself. This viewer's only wish is that he continues to keep making movies until he can't stand up any more. The cast here, not well known, is great while sets, costumes, script and direction are absolutely wonderful. The only minor problem for some viewers will be the use of profanity, quite often. Nevertheless, if you can ignore this element, the movie is a great exploration of life's choices. NGJ is a more than nice, more than entertaining, and just right view for the near future.