Mighty Fine is not a movie for the faint of heart. It digs into the life that many hide from or just don’t want to talk about. Anger. This film depicts a father, Joe, who has strong anger issues and feels that he is the King of his home. Sadly, Joe feels that his home is only happy if money is coming in. He is a great father when things are going well, but when he hits rock bottom – he hits hard. Director Debbie Goodstein writes the fictional film on characteristics she and her friends experienced growing up. Here is an excerpt she shared:
“When Joe is feeling rich there’s nothing he won’t do for his family, but when he’s feeling poor and trapped by the prospect of failure, he becomes a caged animal‹any slight against him is responded to reflexively and aggressively.”
The film takes place in the seventies. Of course I enjoyed the ladies clothing and wish some of the styles would come back and stick. I also enjoyed watching Andie MacDowell portray the role of the mother, Stella. Andie puts her heart and soul into every role I have seen her play and this is no exception. You can see the undying love she has for her husband, as well as the pain she feels. She has the weight of keeping her family together and trying to fit in all on her shoulders. Although this is a heavy movie, I definitely encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and watch it. Mighty Fine will be opening at select theatersopening May 25, 2012.
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mighty Fine and the distributor. I received access to an online showing of the film and a promotional item to thank me for participating”