Scripted by MOONSTRUCK's Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Shanley, FIVE CORNERS is an arresting but flawed melange of comedy and melodrama. Set in the all-white working-class Bronx neighborhood of the title in 1964, the film traces several parallel stories, revolving chiefly around
petstore employee Foster; her bartender boyfriend, Graff; the psychopathic Turturro, who tried to rape Foster 18 months earlier and has just been freed from prison; and Robbins, Foster's protector turned pacifist. Undeniably stamped with the signature of the "Bard of the Bronx," FIVE CORNERS like
MOONSTRUCK is full of Shanley's rich dialog and careful observations, but its radical ton...