top of page
  • Writer's pictureSteve

Somewhere In Queens (2022)

Written, produced and starring Ray Romano. As I have mentioned numerous times before, this triple threat is not always what it's cracked up to be. Full control is not always a good thing, just ask Woody Allen, for example. You rarely realise your mistakes if all the people around you can only nod enthusiastically.

Stories of large and diverse Italian-American families are not new and Romano appears to be doing his best here to distance himself from a comedy past that people still love him for, so a good proportion of his fans are going to be left wanting with this sometimes poignant, very real story of a father living vicariously through his son as heads plans to go to University on a basketball scholarship.

Not coming from Queens, despite briefly visiting, I have no real idea of the authenticity of the characters, but the character arcs seem well-founded and realistic, even maybe bordering on stereotypical at times, but the performances are admirable, nonetheless, especially Laurie Metcalf, who plays Romano's long-suffering wife.

There isn't too much to get excited about during the run-time, being a very sensible, considered piece on family life and I had to watch it in two halves just to make it through to the end, due to the pacing being a bit of a grind.

For all of that, there is undeniable value here in the performances and the script and with patience, you might be able to take something from this.


Recent Posts

See All

Bình luận

bottom of page