The Rat Pack
Focusing on the time frame surrounding the 1960 presidential election, this entertaining, made-for-cable biopic dramatizes the inner workings of the famed Rat Pack led by crooner Frank Sinatra (Ray Liotta). The film looks at the group's camaraderie, their often tumultuous private lives and their connections to the mob and to the Kennedys. Joe Mantegna turns in a fine performance in the role of Dean Martin, as does Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr.
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- Rob Cohen
RSexuality and strong language
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Since this was shot for TV (Sorry - "It's not TV, it's HBO."), it's obviously in fullscreen - but as it began that way, it's still relatively attractive. There's a nicely animated menu, and the "Special Feature" is a brief promotional featurette. There are filmographies, and a more-than adequate Dolby sound mix.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it