Two Bits

  • 1995
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Drama

The most unpardonably sentimental movie of the holiday season, TWO BITS is a dispiriting surprise from director James Foley, who previously gave us tough, noirish flicks like AT CLOSE RANGE and AFTER DARK, MY SWEET. Set in Depression-era South Philly, it's the story of young Gennaro (Jerry Barone) and his infinitely wise, loving Grandpa (Al Pacino), whose...read more

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The most unpardonably sentimental movie of the holiday season, TWO BITS is a dispiriting surprise from director James Foley, who previously gave us tough, noirish flicks like AT CLOSE RANGE and AFTER DARK, MY SWEET. Set in Depression-era South Philly, it's the story of young

Gennaro (Jerry Barone) and his infinitely wise, loving Grandpa (Al Pacino), whose death portentously coincides with the opening of a new movie palace. The cast is terrific, but the screenplay is chock-full of heartwarming Grandpa-isms ("Your belly needs, your heart wants"). It's a bit of a shock

to discover that screenwriter Joseph Stefano was also the author of PSYCHO.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: The most unpardonably sentimental movie of the holiday season, TWO BITS is a dispiriting surprise from director James Foley, who previously gave us tough, noirish flicks like AT CLOSE RANGE and AFTER DARK, MY SWEET. Set in Depression-era South Philly, it's… (more)

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