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Plot: New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent--the suspect he's investigating is his own son. Runtime: 108 min Release Date: 06 Sep 2002
City By the Sea is definately the most depressing movie I have ever seen. It's amazing to see how much troubles one man has to endure all at once. I wasn't expecting much from this film but I was surprised at the strength that this movie has. It takes your emotions on a roller-coaster ride. Robert DeNiro has an amazing screen presence and his performance is very well done and is very convincing. It was great to see DeNiro in a role like this after seeing him in somewhat demeaning roles like that in 'Analyze This'. DeNiro is truly a powerful actor and this movie reassures that. <more>
James Franco is equally convincing as Robert DeNiro's junkie son. Some parts of the movie are so morbid that it is discouraging, but the overall excellence of City By the Sea is well worth it. At first the characters seem a little one-dimensional, but as the plot progresses all that changes. This is a very well done movie with great acting, directing and cinematography. Powerful and moving.****
Awesome Movie - Very Underrated & A Must See (by faithisagoodthing)
Let's just say, I'm kind of shocked this is only 6.1 in the ratings.Reading other people comments, I have noticed that some have said the movie was excellent but they haven't provided a rating score, which might have brought it slightly higher.Regarding, the negative feedback, what on earth are they watching? Maybe, they should stick to Twilight and light weight popcorn movies as after all this a a dark gritty drama for grown ups. The casting is brilliant with everyone playing their part extremely well.Yes, I can see why people always go on about James Franco being a junkie in <more>
real life especially with performances like this and Pineapple Express no one does it better but that's what you call great acting .He basically, went toe to toe with Robert De Niro who hand picked him after seeing James Franco as James Dean and came out his equal. Maybe just maybe, Robert De Niro might have passed his succession to James Franco. No wonder, his getting Oscars nominations now etc and only matter of time before he wins a few.I actually, forgot that I watched this movie when it originally came out. I went to the supermarket recently and purchased a copy as it was very cheap and found a a true gem that I had forgotten. I felt, I had to write a review because I couldn't believe the rating and some of the comments.I'm not going to breakdown what happens in the story there's enough evidence of that already but wow. If you want amazing acting by all and true essence of what a great drama should be, you might have seen similar formats in the past but was it ever acted as well as this then I suggest you rent or buy it.I'm so glad, I have this as part of my DVD collection. Not every movie has to have plenty of car chasing, be in 3D, naked ladies etc.Sometimes, you just need a strong cast to bring a good story home and for me they brought it home plenty. Can't believe this movie didn't get any Oscar nominations. I can be critical like the next person, thinking not another cop drama but seriously can't stress this enough open your mind to solid acting by all cast members and you will be truly surprised.
This movie was simply amazing! This movie remains my favorite one. I love how the movie didn't have the happiest ending because in made it more believable and everyone did such a great job of acting in this movie. James Franco fit the role so perfectly. Just everything about him was fit for this role. Yes it is a dark movie but I think a lot of people will like it because it is just so intense and it pulls you in and keeps you there. You keep wanting to see what happens and if any more trouble will occur. Basically the story line was good the actors were amazing, the setting costumes and <more>
every other aspect was great, and there were many parts of the movie i didn't see coming. So everyone go out and see it. You won't regret it.
This is a very good movie. I do not understand why so many of the comments here are negative. The plot is great with no holes. The characters are well developed and the acting is top notch. Maybe the lack of computer animation or computer generated special effects or car chases or machine guns blazing away turned some of you off. If you like dramas that are heavy on acting and character development, you will like this movie. The filming locations are very fascinating too. I am not sure where the boardwalk scenes are filmed Asbury NJ or Yonkers NY but it looks just like a formerly popular <more>
beach front local, that is now a ghost town. Very underrated by the IMDb voters.
I thought that this movie was pretty good. It no doubt had great actors just to name a few Robert De Niro, Francais McDormand, James Franco, and Eliza Dushku. It definitely had a gloomy and creepy feel to it... and watching it, you can just imagine how bad the life of a junkie is. A great father-son story with romance between Vince Lamarca and Michelle . It also demonstrates how you can influence people in different ways. One way is that Vince explains how after leaving Joey, it got easier and easier not seeing him all the time. As he says this, you can see that Gina is considering all of <more>
this, and then goes out to be some cigarettes, and never returns. It is one of those movies that you have to watch it and judge it yourself. I personally believe that this movie wins a 9/10.
this movie is about taking responsibility. i cried watching this movie, because this is the real stuff. i had no clue what to expect with this movie. but it's real life! it really shows that abandoning kids at a young age does screw them up. walking out on your responsibility is not worth it. cos it screws you up and generations..it's an awesome movie! teaches a lot!!
The "Good Bye" guy (by G )
"City by the Sea" is all about De Niro as a New York homicide detective who views the world as black and white and has trouble dealing with the grays of interpersonal relationships. Adrift between a broken home history, an ex-wife, a companion and bed mate McDormand , and a adult son junkie Franco , the aging cop protag finds that forging needed reconciliations is more difficult than busting the scumbags on his beat. A solid three star drama, "City by the Sea" is a must see for De Niro fans and a good watch for anyone into gritty dramas. B+
Gritty Drama More Than A Crime Film (by ccthemovieman-1)
This is a somewhat run-of-the-mill modern-day crime movie elevated by the presence of actor Robert De Niro. He plays a policeman who is a father to his druggie son, who is accused of murder. "Vincent LaMarca" De Niro is torn between the guilt of being an absentee father to his kid "Joey," played by James Franco but still loving him enough to help him and yet still be a good, honest cop.This is a gritty film, a bid sordid in spots. The locale is a grimy Atlantici City-type on-the- skids town by the ocean. It isn't pretty. As tough as the story can be, it's still <more>
interesting and recommended as a decent crime film. Actually, it's much more of a drama than an action-crime film....but I liked it. It's an interesting character study, as well.
Gritty performances are the highlight. (by A_Roode)
2002's 'City By the Sea' was a film that slipped by me when it first came out. I was living overseas and missed it completely. Having finally had a chance to watch it, I think it is the best film that Robert DeNiro has been in since 'Ronin' and up to 2006, his last great dramatic performance. He stars in 'City By the Sea' as the absentee father of James Franco. DeNiro is a decorated homicide cop who, while investigating a murder, finds uncomfortable evidence that concretely links his son to the murder. The film becomes a redemptive tale as DeNiro's character <more>
tries to make up for the damage of the lost years and save his son from a series of rapidly expanding catastrophes.'City By the Sea' borrows from the noir tradition with a gritty locale, seedy characters and two male leads who have unlocked a series of events that are bigger than they are. DeNiro and Franco are both excellent here. Franco is tremendous for the entire film as a junkie who is trying perhaps not very hard to escape from his current life for one mixed of fantasy and memory. His final scenes with De Niro are powerful.The DeNiro performance? I think that he played it perfectly. His character in the film tends to be very restrained and controlled. He analyzes and then makes his move. Part of this has to do with the background of the character. He hides his past because he's trying to protect his own vulnerabilities. By the time we reach the climactic scene towards the end of the film with his son, the restraint and control are gone. He is trying to save his son and the impassioned speech he gives is some of the best work I've seen him do. 'City By the Sea' is more of a redemptive drama than a crime drama and I think that the way the film was packaged and marketed may have confused that. In the climactic scene with Franco, you see the culmination of a great performance by a great actor. I was more impressed by the emotion and power of that scene than I was by anything else I've watched in quite a while.'City By the Sea' is slow, but worth the journey. Very good acting all around and you might very well be a James Franco fan after seeing this if you weren't before.