This idea just popped in my head when I realized that two movies I watched in one night where both set in this American city. That’s why I decided to go for three movie that were set in Philadelphia. One is pretty obvious. Here are my three choices of movies set in Philly.
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonia Banderas, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards
Description: When Andy (Tom hanks), a man with AIDS, is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires homophobic small time lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. Opinion: I hadn’t seen this movie in a long time. I realized what a great movie this is. One of the best performances of Tom Hanks, he manages to make me cry every single time. And Denzel Washington also solid as always. When this movie came out, it was still not done to talk openly about AIDS, so this movie made a change.
Favorite character: Andrew “Andy” Beckett (Tom Hanks)
Most memorable quote: “Some of these people make me sick. But a law's been broken here. You do remember the law, don't you?” – Joe Miller -
Best scene: Joe is going over the case with Andy, when Andy all off a sudden stops to listen to the opera. He tells Joe why he thinks it’s so beautiful and loses himself in all his emotions.
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young, Geraldine Hughes, Antonio Tarver
Description: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) comes out of retirement to step into the ring for the last time and face the heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon (Antonio Tarver).
Opinion: When I first heard about this, I wasn’t too thrilled to see another “Rocky” movie. I’m a huge fan of the first, but this one is also very good. I didn’t expect it all.
Favorite character: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
Most memorable quote: “The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you're hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!” – Rocky Balboa -
Best scene: The good old work out montage.
Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Drama/ Comedy
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jackie Weaver, Chris Tucker
Description: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Favorite character: Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper)
Most memorable quote: “Humanity is just nasty and there is no silver lining” – Tiffany -
Best scene: The dance that Pat and Tiffany perform and how they react after their (not so great) score.
Favorite of the 3: “Silver Linings Playbook”