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Where God Left His Shoes

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Where God Left His Shoes

Where God Left His Shoes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
John Leguizamo, Manny Perez, Leonor Varela
director:
Salvatore Stabile
author:
Salvatore Stabile
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Italian neorealism meets A Christmas Carol in NYC in Where God Left His Shoes. Jobless and living with his family in a homeless shelter, a onetime boxer (John Leguizamo) takes his 10-year-old stepson (David Castro) with him as he hustles for work on Christmas Eve. Writer-director Salvatore Stabile has a good eye for the details of hard-luck ordinariness, and he sketches believable family bonds with a minimum of flourish. Best is Castro, a forthright young actor with liquid eyes. B+