A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints is a powerful coming of age story that has been aptly compared to Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets. Based on his bestselling memoirs, first time writer/director Dito Montiel takes us through his childhood growing up on the streets of New York. This urban drama opens with the adult Dito (Robert Downey Jnr), now a successful writer, receiving a call from his mother (Dianne Wiest) to say that his father (Chazz Palminteri) is dying. Reluctantly, Dito returns to the life he abandoned years ago and must face up to his harrowing past. Told in flashback, we are thrust into the gritty, dirty borough of Astoria, Queens during the '70s. Young Dito (Shia LaBeouf) is a restless teen who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends, the The Motorcycle Diaries) compliments the music and oozes stylish authenticity. An affecting and emotionally complex tale tackling the loss of love, family and innocence, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints is a poignant, heart breaking and inspirational work.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Queens, New York, 1986. Sometimes the only way forward, is back
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