Might Fine is a movie that premieres May25th and stars Chaz Palminteri (the father), Andie McDowell (the mother), Jodell Ferland (Younger Daughter) and Rainy Qualley (Oldest Daughter). It is a fictional movie, but takes it path based on memories from the writer/director Debbie Goodstein’s memories from her childhood.
“My father had anger issues, ups and downs, and living in his world could be a bit of a rollercoaster ride,” says Goodstein. “He loved his family but had self-destructive impulses and a rage that made life with him unpredictable and sometimes very scary.” Many of Goodstein’s friends also had fathers similar to her own, and she contrived the character of Joe Fine as a composite. Goodstein sees Joe as a creature of his time, someone who couldn’t exist today: “Joe Fine is the king of his castle, like so many men of the seventies. But even then, things were changing rapidly, and men like Joe, with all their bravado and patriarchal dominance, were poised for extinction. Today, with so many women in the workplace, that castle has become more of a stronghold of equanimity.”
We were given the opportunity to see the movie before it comes out in theaters. It was definitely an eye opener as far as how the father could at one moment be so loving and the next minute go off in a complete tirade. It was hard to watch at times wondering what he might do next. It was also interesting to see the mom and how she was always rubbing the father whether on the arm or back as a way to calm him. Thankfully I did not grow up in a house like this, but I know there are those people who have and it is amazing how they have survived and moved on. The movie did have some language and nudity that to me wasn’t necessary. It is definitely not a movie for young children or even some teenagers, but it is a good glimpse in to what being in that kind of household is like.
We were treated afterwards with a Q&A with some of the actors from the movie. It was so cool to be able to see them, ask questions about the movie and their roles. It amazes me how actors can play such diverse roles and also see them talk in real life 🙂
You can find more info by visiting the Movie Website, Like them on Facebook, and for a sneak peak watch the trailer below. It is only showing in limited theaters, so check and see if there is one near you.
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
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