Fresh Kills

The late 1980s/early 1990s Staten Island to vivid life through the lens of Rose Larusso, an inquisitive young woman who discovers her father is an emerging mafia kingpin. Rose’s growing desire to break free from the path set before her soon threatens her existence and alienates her from her closest allies: her mother, aunt and sister.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 119 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Stars: Emily Bader, Odessa A'zion, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stelio Savante, Annabella Sciorra, Ava DeMary, Jennifer Esposito, Nicholas Cirillo, Franco Maicas
  • Director: Jennifer Esposito
  • danimarcus-50528 - 24 June 2024
    I love this film.
    I was lucky enough to see Fresh Kills in the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and I was thrilled to see it again in its opening weekend nation wide. This is a very special film. It takes place in a world that we are all very familiar with in cinema, but I have never seen the world of mafia famiglia from this perspective before, that of an outsider in the family, one who wants to find where they belong in a life full of presumed duties and rules. What happens when a person, in this case, a daughter born into a mafia family, starts to imagine a life outside of secrets and lies and violence? Jennifer Esposito asks these questions and SO many more, and challenges all her characters not to follow any of the typical mafia cinematic rules. The relationships are complex and beautiful. There are no bad guys--yes, even in a mafia film. Just people trying to find their way in their given circumstances. And the performances are wonderful down the line. Shout out to Emily Bader, whose work really touched me. I really hope this film stays in theaters as long as possible and can be seen by many. I think everyone has an inroad to this story. The setting may be very specific, but ultimately it's about family and people within that family trying to find their own voice. Please go see this film, on the big screen if you can.
  • IcyRumination - 16 June 2024
    AMATEUR MOVIE (Straight to Tubi)
    I saw this film on opening night. The audience was comprised of Jennifer's family, friends and film students. All who were told to post glowing reviews online. THE TRUTH: THIS FILM WAS TERRIBLE. Plot was barely there, and what you get is endless stereotypical Italian profanity laced dialogue. And the male and female characters essentially speak in the same manner, as if the writer is using the same voice for all characters. This goes to the inexperience in the writing and directing. 2 hours long, 30 of which could have been cut. This is basically a self-funded student film. Tubi is waiting for you.
  • makowskilinda - 16 May 2024
    What an incredible movie! I was lucky enough to see it at the Tribeca Film Festival last June when I went to support a dear friend of mine who had a part in the movie and I have to say I fell in love with this movie!! It's one of those movies that stay with you forever! Excellent acting, great storyline and so many twists and turns!

    I am a huge Jennifer Esposito fan and I think she did a phenomenal job and I hope she makes more movies. I actually pray she makes more movies lol.. I already have plans with a bunch of my friends to go see it on 6/14 and I can't wait!! You must go see this film you will absolutely fall in love!!! 💜💜