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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. Antoinette, Dominick's sister, makes him promise to see a diet doctor and lose some weight. This is very hard for Dominick, but he tries. He also finds motivation when he meets Lydia, and he discovers a love that is more intense than his love of food. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with Lydia that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying. Written by Siobhan Perricone

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First feature release from Mel Brooks' then new production company "Brooksfilms". See more »

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At Salvatore's wake, lighting equipment and crew can be seen in the reflection on the tuba. See more »

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Frankie: You love bread, I don't love bread, I only LIKE bread!
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This is one funny movie
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why is this movie not on DVD?? This is one of the all-time great comedies in movie history. So well made. All of the subtle humor as well as the obvious. Being an Italian and living in NYC, I can certainly relate. There is a lot of great food around everywhere, bakeries and Pizzarias on every corner. The scene of him dipping the bread into the gravy and sprinkling on the cheese is pretty realistic, and just about anybody who is Italian can relate to. So take the gravy out of the freezer, cook up some macaroni and watch this movie. Then, when you are done, break out the cake and the pastries with a cold glass of milk. But please, don't eat too much. Mangia! Mangia!


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