A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
- 99 min
- Directed by: Dito Montiel
- Written by: Dito Montiel
- Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson, Melonie Diaz, Eric Roberts, Channing Tatum, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest
- Language: English, Spanish
- Website: www.firstlookstudios.com/guide/
Montiel's factually liberal adaptation of his own allegedly true biographic novel is based around two narratives: the young Dito (LaBeouf), growing up in 1980s New York and an older Dito (Downey Jr) returning years later. An untidy film about fathers, family, guilt, escape and poverty that can be pat and a little gauche but is never dull. Recommended
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints27 Feb 2007
First time filmmaker and writer Dito Montiel’s vivid, inventive and energetic adaptation of his own allegedly true biographic novel may be the most self-indulgent and wilfully engaging US film of the year. The film is based around two narratives…
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