He’s Talking to Him! On-Air Film Review of Robert De Niro in ‘Ezra’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Ben Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on May 30th, reviewing “Ezra,” featuring Bobby Cannavale and Robert De Niro as a son and father, struggling to help raise an autistic boy. In theaters on May 31st.

William Fitzgerald portrays the title character, an autistic boy in New York City who is being co-raised by his divorced parents Max (Bobby Cannavale) and Jenna (Rose Byrne). Max is an at-the-brink stand up comedian who lives with his father Stan (Robert De Niro). When Max attacks one of Ezra’s doctors, he is forced into a restraining order, but decides to take matters into his own hands and kidnaps his son, and takes a road trip while learning that he’s landed a gig on the Jimmy Kimmel show. As law enforcement, his ex-wife and Stan pursue Max and Ezra, the whole situation comes into focus.

Ezra
Ezra
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Ezra” during the Morning Mess with Ben Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, May 30th, 2024 …

“Ezra” is in theaters on May 30h. Featuring William Fitzgerald, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Rainn Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Written by Tony Spiridakis. Directed by Tony Goldwyn. Rated “R”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Critic/Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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