Two Bits in May
Optimum Releasing have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Two Bits for 9th May 2005 priced at £9.99. Al Pacino stars in the touching nostalgic drama directed by James Foley (Confidence, The Chamber).
Originally released in 1995, Two Bits opens on a stifling hot summer day in Depression-era South Philadelphia, where an elderly Italian man (Pacino) has decided that this day will be his last. His 12-year-old grandson Gennaro, however, has more pressing concerns on his mind: today's the opening of the La Paloma, a grand new cinema, and he needs twenty-five cents to attend the first show. Seeing that Gennaro is struggling to raise the two bits needed for a ticket, Grandpa sends the boy on a mission to seek forgiveness from a woman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) he once wronged years ago and has since regretted. As the film unfolds, we follow the two on a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation.