A bunch of crazy Italian neighborhood characters, revolving around a local deli, owned by a degenerate gambler. That's it, and regrettably it's not nearly enough to sustain interest for an hour and a half. Mike Starr is likable, and there are a few chuckles, but you will be dozing off before long. This would just about make an average situation comedy. Juggling bill collectors is really not much of a story, so what you get is a bunch of fine character actors trapped in a very mediocre film. Another problem is, other than Starr and his prodigious gambling problem, there are zero subplots, making "The Deli" such lightweight material, that it is instantly forgettable. - MERK
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