Classic Thoughts: My Cousin Vinny

This 1992 comedy is the latest of my bargain bin acquisitions.

In the film Joe Pesci, fresh off his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Goodfellas, plays a newly bared New York lawyer, who goes to a small Alabama town to defend his cousin on a false murder charge.

The film also features Marisa Tomei in his Oscar-winning role as Vinny’s feisty, yet intelligent, finance.

It was definitely a funny movie movie and I have to say that nobody can play a loud-mouthed New Yorker like Joe Pesci can.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).