"A LIFE-AFFIRMING FEEL-GOOD MOVIE" - Leonard Maltin
A NEW FAMILY FILM
A NEW MOVIE
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Young Marco is obsessed with playing video games and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandfather moves in, Marco’s life is turned upside-down and he’s forced...to go play outside. Nonno introduces him to bocce — the world’s oldest game — and to the neighborhood crew of old-school seniors who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter and love, Marco finds connection to other people “in real life” and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on his grandfather and his pals. Appropriate for ages 9-99.
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WHAT MOMS AND DADS SAY
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Nazneen, Santa Fe
So good!!! It is perfect for the whole family!
Bobby, New York
It’s a film that pulls at the heartstrings and is an all-over delight.
Rosanna, San Fran
Loved every minute of Team Marco. Touching and funny and so authentic. See it!
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
A Sentimental Sleeper
Julio Vincent Gambuto’s debut feature could be dismissed as formulaic and overly sentimental—but only by misanthropes.
It’s a life-affirming feel-good movie.
NEW YORK TIMES
Bocce Will Save Our Youth
..the movie has a loving sense of place. The director Julio Vincent Gambuto takes a golden view of Staten Island, with its bocce courts, Italian bakeries and gaggles of older men who still wear hats to the park.
‘Team Marco’ doesn’t need star power to be powerful
"The War With Grandpa" and "Team Marco" are two films that have a very similar basic premise... "Grandpa" has the bigger star power draw but "Team Marco" is a far superior film.
[Gambuto] expresses both distrust and admiration for the advancements the world has found in technology and ultimately ends up explaining, visually, in the most beautiful way imaginable, how important technology can be when used properly.
THE MERCURY NEWS
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Julio Vincent Gambuto’s charmer is a rare live-action family film winner, one that’s funny, sweet and certain to make you tear up a little.
Wonderful, Heartwarming and Sweet Movie
This family-friendly fun comedy will have you laughing, bring you joy and inspire you to seize each day... It also reminds everyone that, while technology will be around forever, your family will not be. Cherish the time you have with your family.