CinemAddicts Pick: Ray Romano Brings “Happy Tears” With ‘Somewhere in Queens’


On the latest episode of CinemAddicts, Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes sing the praises of Ray Romano’s feature directing debut Somewhere In Queens. This Italian-American dramedy, co-starring Laurie Metcalf and Tony Lo Bianco, hits theaters April 19. Check out our latest podcast and/or review video to hear their postive take on the film!

Laurie Metcalf and Ray Romano in “Somewhere in Queens” (Photo Credit: Mary Cybulski)

Somewhere in Queens centers on Leo Russo (Ray Romano), a blue collar worker in Queens, New York who is part of a close knit family and neighborhood friends. His wife Angela (Laurie Metcalf) is shy and his son “Sticks” (Jacob Ward) is far from garrulous. Sticks’ basketball talents may lead him to a college life outside of Queens, which Leo desperately wants. Tony Lo Bianco and Sebastian Maniscalco are Leo’s father and brother, and they work together on the family construction business.

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Eric Holmes said he cried “happy tears” after watching Somewhere in Queens. “This is kind of one of those meat and potatoes, family comedy/dramedy sort of movies that you don’t get a ton of anymore,” said Bruce Purkey. “But when they are done pretty well, they’re kind of one of those movies you can settle into. And just enjoy the ride. And I feel for me it works that way.”

“Somewhere in Queens” (Photo Credit: Mary Cybulski)

Check out Somewhere in Queens, co-written by Romano (with Mark Stegmann) in theaters April 21. Let us know what you think!

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