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Union Square (2012)

Union Square

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

July 13, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

80 min.

Studio

DADA Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Nancy Savoca

Producer

Neda Armian, Rich Guay

Screenwriter

Nancy Savoca, Mary Tobler

Starring

  • Mira Sorvino as Lucy
  • Tammy Blanchard
  • Mike Doyle
  • Michael Rispoli
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega
  • Patti LuPone

Story


"Union Square" is the setting for an unexpected reunion between two estranged sisters, one on the verge of getting married, the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Lucy (Academy Award(R) winner Mira Sorvino) attempts to shop for discount clothes while anxiously talking on her cell. When the news is not what she wants to hear, she has a complete meltdown. Unsure of her next move, she has an idea. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself somewhere she's never been: her younger sister Jenny's (Tammy Blanchard) loft apartment off Union Square. Jenny is stunned to see Lucy on her doorstep and, what's worse, unable to keep her out. Jenny has little time to prepare her fiance, who she's kept in the dark about her family's tumultuous upbringing in the Bronx, for her sister's excessive behavior. Lucy tries to update Jenny about their mother and when the news is not what Jenny expects to hear, she's left wondering just what else could possibly happen to disrupt her ordered life...that is, until Lucy delivers even more surprises.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..superbly colorful performance by Mira Sorvino, the film grabs hold of the viewer from the jump and snowballs toward a deftly moving and concise third act..”
by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]
“..Union Square feels like 80 minutes of Savoca dusting off the cobwebs, so it makes sense that she'd extend her characters the same generosity..”
by Scott Tobias [NPR]
“..it doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is - a slice-o'-life domestic drama/dark comedy of manners savvy about its limits and sufficiently disciplined to keep its convolutions to a credible, impactful minimum..”
by James Adams [Globe and Mail]