City Island is a treat for movie lovers everywhere—even if you’ve never heard of the community where it takes place. (Don’t feel bad: many New Yorkers don’t even know about this quiet fishing village that’s linked to the Bronx by a narrow bridge.) One could broadly describe it as a comedy—at times, it even plays like farce—but its humor doesn’t come from gags or funny lines of dialogue. It derives, instead, from the real, recognizable emotions of a boisterous Italian-American family. That gives the film a solid emotional underpinning, and makes—
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