June 16, 2014

Rob the Mob (2014)

Rob the Mob (2014) - Movie Review
Directed by: Raymond de Felitta
Country: USA

Movie Review: Set in New York City in the early 90’s, “Rob The Mob” was inspired on the true story of Thomas and Rosemarie Uva (Tommy and Rosie), a criminal couple who decides to rob several social clubs owned by the mob. After spending 18 months in the hole for robbing a flower store on Valentine’s day, superstitious Tommy finds his beloved, practical, yet a bit slow, Rosie, clean and with a steady job in a debt-collecting agency whose owner, a former convict himself, gives second chances to ex-cons. This is Tommy’s golden opportunity to lead an honest new life. Can he do it? The answer is no, because through John Gotti’s trial, he found out a way to rob the mob and avenge his father’s murder, a trauma follows him everywhere. Counting with Rosie’s help, the strategy consists in ripping-off a series of Mafia’s clubs where he learned guns where strictly forbidden. By their actions, they will be helping a reputed reporter to identify the members of the criminal organization, a task he had been working for 30 years, at the same time that their lives are getting more and more exposed. Directed by Raymond de Felitta (“City Island”) from Jonathan Fernadez’s script, “Rob the Mob” does better than dramatize the events, it takes advantage to withdraw some good fun of them. With some foolish scenes becoming funny, this comedy of crime turns out to be entertaining and very well performed by Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda. It was sufficiently eventful and its characters were particularly interesting to worth a look.

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