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the many saints of newark

Being a Sopranos fan, I was pretty excited to hear about this movie. I thought it was going to be about Tony Soprano, but it was more about Dickie Moltisanti (who wasn’t even on the Sopranos–he was Christopher Moltisanti’s father and the character died before the Sopranos began). The movie was ok. If you’re a Sopranos fan, it’s good to have some background. But, I wouldn’t recommend it as a stand-alone movie.

I did like some of the casting choices, particularly Vera Farmiga as Livia Soprano, Corey Stoll as Junior Soprano, and Lauren DiMario as teenage Carmela De Angelis. I had trouble remembering what characters were what since they were all played by younger actors than what was on the series, but not so with these three–that was some good casting.

My rating: 3/5