Cinema: On The Road

COUPE DE VILLE

Directed by Joe Roth

Screenplay by Mike Binder

Sibling rivalry, as everyone knows, is a whiny bore. Only brave souls would dare contemplate it as a movie subject. Only clever (and compassionate) ones could bring it off as well as have screenwriter Mike Binder, adapting a tale out of his own family's mythology, and director Joe Roth, keeping the retelling simple but not too sweet. True to its original material, Coupe de Ville retains the air of a beloved anecdote polished by many spinnings around a family table.

As of 1963, the three Libner lads have not spoken...

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