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Cast

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Donna
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Grace
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Dom
Star Jasper ...
JC
Michael Selkirk ...
Brian (as Michael J. Wolfe)
Kelly Cinnante ...
Yvonne
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Kevin
Suzanne Costollos ...
Fran
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Angelo (as Vinny Pastore)
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Carmella
Marie Michaels ...
Chickie
Anna Vergani ...
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John Nacco ...
Benny
Ann Tucker ...
Barbara
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Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael's immaturity. Both are getting cold feet. Written by Azure_Girl

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15 September 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,400,000 (USA)
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Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films" in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in November 1997. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [posing for a photo] Everyone say, "Wedding nightmare"!
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Michael and Donna's black-and-white wedding video plays during much of the end credits. There is also a short color scene of the flower girl and ring bearer during the end credits. See more »

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References The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »

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Written by Sam Cooke
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Well worth my time...
14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonder why more people haven't commented on this Sundance film festival winner? Maybe because it's a very niche film.

Extremely well done study of New York Italian American culture on all levels; the food, the sex; the dysfunctional relationships with each other and with the church; the constant cursing; the weakness of the men and the strength of the women (Who really rules?) As well as the love; the camaraderie; the family support and acceptance with, "This too shall pass attitude and it will be better."

I agree with one of the reviewers that some of the characters were not well developed. It was not important to develop them. Anyone knowing the culture can fill in the blanks. Maybe not such a good technique for "outsiders". Perhaps a reason why it has not become a popular film.

It's also a very astute study of male female relationships and a view at the difference between men and women.

This is the second film I've seen by Savoca and I love the way she just says, "This is it! It is what it is!": No judgement values, no preaching just take it or leave it. Make up your own mind, while she presents all aspects "good and bad".

Well worth my two hrs., and maybe yours.


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