What's not to like?
In City Island, a fractious Italian American clan - the Rizzos, headed by Vince (Andy Garcia) and Joyce (Julianna Margulies, working the New Yawk accent) - keeps deep secrets, sneaks cigarettes, assembles for dinner, and then tears off in fits of rage, bowls of pasta left behind.
The teenage son (Ezra Miller) is trolling porn sites (plus-size women are his niche obsession). The college-age daughter (Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Garcia's real-life offspring) is working in a strip club, unbeknownst to Mom and Dad. And then there's the tattooed parolee whom Vince brings home from his job as a prison guard. The young and strapping Tony Nardella (Steven Strait), in jail for boosting cars, doesn't know why Vince has taken him under his wing. Nor does the rest of the family.