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Movie review for the film Diamond Men.
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This film received 3 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 3 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 3 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 3 pops out of 4 pops.


Cast and Credits

Daniel M. Cohen (Director) 
Robert Forster (Eddie Miller)
Donnie Wahlberg (Bobby Walker) 
Bess Armstrong (Prostitute)
Nikki Fritz (Fran) 
Jasmine Guy (Tina) 


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      "Diamond Men" is another small indie film which is driven by interesting characters and smart dialogue.  The story line is something we have seen many times, but yet done in a refreshing and original way.  It deals with how both old and young people can learn from each other as well as the quest to find love again and for the first time.

      The film starts out where an aging diamond salesman played by Robert Forster (who was great in the Taratino film "Jackie Brown") has had a heart attack and his company wants to dump him because the insurance company doesn't want to cover him anymore.  They work out a deal to buy time where Forster has to train a new young salesman played by Donnie Wahlberg to take over his route.  Of course, with the vast age difference, the two traveling diamond salesmen don't initially get along very well but over time warm to each other and begin to teach each other lessons of life.

      The movie takes a plot turn when the Wahlberg character (who has almost nothing but sex on his mind) takes the two of them to a massage parlor in hopes that sex will get the older Forster character out of his sadness and funk.  Eventually, Forster meets an older prostitute played very nicely by Bess Armstrong.  Deceit and robbery ensues which eventually leads us to an "OHenry" type of ending to the story.

      This is a very enjoyable film to watch, with the understated acting by Forster, the brash and sexually charged Wahlberg, and the sweet but troubled Armstrong. Anyone who normally likes small indie films strong on character, dialogue, and story will enjoy this movie.

Mike ( 3 out of 4 pops )


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