Sunday, June 21, 2009
Yonkers Joe is a realistic treatment of a father, with a shaky lifestyle, dealing with his mentally challenged son. The son is at a crossroads in his life, and needs his Dad. The struggle of what to do with the handicapped young man, when he gets out of school, is heartfelt. The love in their family, the insight of the young man and the hardship of the situations they must face, reminds us that we all look to our families in adversity. No matter what that family may be. I liked this story. There are ups and downs, the glamor of gambling and the realities of life. A good one for Father's Day.