Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Luke Kirby, Peter Miller, Ginette Reno, Paul Sorvino, Mary Walsh, Claudia Ferri, Sophie Lorain, Tim Post
Angelo Barberini is a single closeted, gay Italian man that still lives with his parents. He aspires to become a television screen writer, until then he works customer service for an online travel company. He decides to move out of his parent's house which is close to death. His apartment is broken into, and one of the cops that arrive is his old childhood friend, Nino. The two friends become lovers, but they do not want anyone to know about their love affair. Their families find out about the two, and Nino is pulling away from Angelo. Nino loves Angelo, but he also wants to keep his mother happy.
The writing and dialogue in this movie are incredible. This is a charming, funny and entertaining movie. The cast is some of the best. The best characters are the families of the two man leads. Watching this movie had me wanting to marry into an Italian family, if it was even a tenth this entertaining. The music in the movie is great.
I do not want to give anything away in the movie, because I really want you to watch this movie. That is why this review is so short. Not because it is bad, but that the movie is too hard to really talk about it without just telling the movie, or reciting the lines.
This is a comedy, so just keeping thinking about the movie with that mind set. This is not a documentary about Italian families. Watch this movie when you find a copy. I want this movie released on blue ray. Enjoy.
Mambo Italiano (2003) Trailer