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Big Night (1996)Big Night (1996)

Big Night (1996)

A delightful comfort food movie about comfort food

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7

movie

United States of America

English, Italian

Easy, Feel-Good, Romantic

1996

Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci

Allison Janney, Campbell Scott, Caroline Aaron

107 min

Synopsis

Primo and Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.

Our Take

7.7
Igor Fishman

There are comfort food movies, and then there are films like Big Night: comfort food movies about comfort food. Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub are brothers running a failing Italian restaurant. Their last chance to save it from foreclosure is to throw a colossal dinner bolstered by a dubious promise of a visit from singer Louis Prima.

The comedy is mellow and pleasant, and Tucci and Shaloub have wonderful chemistry as bickering brothers. Meanwhile, a great supporting cast featuring Isabella Rosellini, Ian Holm, and Allison Janney more than make up for the somewhat predictable script.

 

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