Back on May 3rd, I have the privilege of viewing an advance screening of Mighty Fine, in my own home! I have to thank Mom Central for the opportunity since I was able to chat with other bloggers while we all watched the premiere “together”. It was great to compare thoughts, notes, and impressions of the film. After the premiere, we were able to hold a Q & A session with two of the actors from the movie!
Mighty Fine follows the Fine family, where the father Joe (Chazz Palminteri) moves his family from Brooklyn to New Orleans. Joe hopes that the move will improve their lives and he’ll be able to provide the very best of his wife Stella (Andie MacDowell), and daughters Maddie and Natalie (Rainey Qualley and Jodelle Ferland). While watching the film, I could that Joe does care about his family, but his explosive temper and out of control spending sprees only hurt them and drive his family away.
This was a film I could definitely relate to in a sense. While I grew up in a very happy household with loving parents and siblings, I have been in relationship before with someone who could become quite angry so fast and quite unpredictable. Just like in Mighty Fine, while it was not physical violence, the emotional toll it can take dealing with such emotional abuse is still quite painful. For those who have dealt with anger issues or abuse, this is definitely a film you will want to see.
As I mentioned above, after the premiere, a Q&A panel was held with Chazz and Rainey. This was actually pretty amazing and it was cool that they could answer our questions about the film via webcam! Funny thing… I didn’t know that Rainey is actually Andie’s daugther! Not only was this their first time acting together, but also Rainey’s first movie role! I liked that they told us about what they thought of the film, and it was cool to hear the methods they used to prepare themselves for the roles they played.
Check out the trailer below:
Don’t forget to visit the Mighty Fine website for more information and to learn about this film.
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