Aside from the unfortunate R-rated language, 29TH STREET is an otherwise delightful family film in the classic Frank Capra tradition. Not that 29TH STREET is in the same league with IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, the most beloved example of "Capracorn," but it is reminiscent of the latter in
that it relates one essentially decent man's life story, in flashback and over a period of several decades, with beginning and concluding sequences during Yuletide.
It's Christmas Eve, 1976, somewhere in the Italian-American community of New York City. Frank Pesce, Jr. (Anthony LaPaglia) is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. Rewarded for smashing snowballs into the ...