February 25, 2007

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

I rented this movie and watched it last night. Surprisingly, this is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I couldn't help going to Borders to purchase the original biography by Dito Montiel.

Basically the story was about Dito's childhood in New York and his relationships with his family and close friends. They were all from a poor neighborhood and did not have many opportunities to move up the social ladder. In particular, the movie spent the time dissecting the relationship that Dito had with his family and his friendships with his four close friends. At the end of the movie, Dito gave the credit of the movie to Anthony, one of the closest friends he grew up with in his life. I am really touched by the story and how each of Dito's friend stood up and helped one another. Also, I admire the courage that Dito had when he decided to leave everything he was familiar with to move to California. He had a dream of forming a band. In real life, Dito did had a one hit success in Hollywood with his band Gutterbuy.

Anyway, it's an excellent movie! You should definitely check it out!

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