Prince of Broadway is the story of Lucky, a charismatic hustler eking out a living in the underbelly of New York's wholesale fashion district. An illegal immigrant from Ghana, Lucky makes ends meet by soliciting shoppers on the street with knock-off brand merchandise. Life is good for Lucky, but his dreams are suddenly upended when a child is thrust into his world by a woman who insists the toddler is his son. A tender comedy of fatherhood, family and love set in the shadow of the Flatiron building and soaked in the colorful bustle of urban realism, Prince of Broadway reveals unseen lives creating their own knock-off of the American Dream.
- Sean Baker
- Prince Adu, Karren Karagulian, Aiden Noesi
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Off-formula and on-point, the story's emotional jabs are all the more poignant for their unpredictability.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 09.03.2010
Streetwise, kinetic and solidly dramatic.John Anderson, Variety, 09.01.2010
It's an undeniably small yet almost indefinable film, warmhearted and bittersweet, laced with both humor and tough emotions.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 09.23.2010