Movie Review: Mighty Fine starring Andy MacDowell & Chazz Palminteri #DomesticViolence

About “Mighty Fine”:

A powerful family drama about a father’s love for his wife and daughters, and their vulnerability in the face of his unpredictable and explosive rage. “Mighty Fine,” premiering in select cities May 25, strikes a chord among those who’ve experienced the often incomprehensible behavior of an abusive parent.

That’s one expression I would use to describe this movie. I was lucky enough to be able to see an advanced screening of Might Fine. What an emotional roller coaster. What I loved about it, was that it addresses emotional abuse. Lots of times we focus on physical abuse and never even address the emotional abuse that people go through. This movie gets you emotionally. I myself with my siblings were victims of emotional abuse from our parents. It’s was not something you talked about in the 70′s or really it was just coming to light by then.

I absolutely love Andie MacDowell and Chazz Palminteri. They were a big bonus for me in this movie. I also later realized that Andy MacDowell’s daughter – Rainey Qualley was in the movie with her. You fell in love with all of the characters in this movie. You also could feel their terror and pain throughout the movie. I wanted to cry when he would belittle his wife and children. I know exactly how that feels. Not only feeling like that but moving in the process. I am sure the daughters were emotionally wrung out just from that. It’s a deep movie and gets to the heart of the matter. It was an emotional tale that I for one will see again.

I could most relate to Maddie the eldest daughter played by Rainey Qualley. She was strong and wanted resolution to this problem. She was always pushing for things to change and making her voice heard. When your in a family like this, it’s hard to be able to do that. I feel I had the same problem growing up and think that’s why I was always running away. We all deal with things differently. In the movie even Maddie had enough of the mom sweeping everything under the rug so to speak and the father not getting help. I really enjoyed this movie and it touched a deep part of me.

I was also lucky enough to be able to chat with two of the stars of the movie – Chazz Palminteri and Rainey Qualley! Who are both super nice and answered all our questions and there was a lot of questions flying around. It was an honor to be able to chat with them. I love how advanced we are that we can do all of this right from our home and that we can feel like an actor/actress is just like us. My hats off to the Mighty Fine cast and Mom Central for having the showing and the actor/actress available to talk with.

I encourage you to check out Might Fine when it hits select theaters on May 25. For a listing of where you can find a showing click – HERE.
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Disclaimer: 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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  1. Want this movie to be opening in San Francisco Bay Area. Wish it was coning here. Hope soon.

  2. this movie looks good.. I hope that someone take the time I look at it :))

  3. Sounds like tissues will be necessary for this one!

  4. Diane Sallans says:

    This is an important subject that needs to be discussed openly to possibly prevent domestic violence from escalating.