Louis C.K.'s Eugene O'Neill-esque dramedic web series about two brothers, introverted Horace and mentally ill Pete, the current owners of their family's Irish bar "Horace and Pete's", and their dysfunctional family and friends.
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
The first time i watched this i didn't really like it. I think i was expecting something else, something funnier, something like a Louis CK episode on TV. This movie made me uncomfortable and i didn't want that.
So i watched it again a week later, just for something to do. This time it was a whole different experience. It's a great movie, very thought-provoking, kind of sad, kind of funny, kind of like real life in a way that few movies are anymore. Characters that i found annoying the 1st time were not annoying at all the 2nd time. Weird.
This movie deserves a major release. I mean get over it, get a grip, grow a spine, keep an open mind and watch something that might challenge you just a little bit. In time people will recognize this as the great film it is. That's my prediction. It'll take time because most people suck, but mark my words, this is one of those movies that they'll be talking about decades from now when they wonder what the hell was wrong with the idiots in 2018 who essentially banned it for no good reason.
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