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Two Family House (2000)

 -  Drama  -  9 August 2002 (Spain)
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A dreamer finds that his wife and friends are binding him to his mediocre existence.

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Buddy Visalo
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Mary O'Neary
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Estelle Visalo
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Jim O'Neary
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Chipmunk
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Laura
Louis Guss ...
Donato
Rosemary De Angelis ...
Marie (as Rosemary Deangelis)
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Anthony
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Angelo
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Gloria
Ivy Jones ...
Tina
Victor Arnold ...
Mr. Cicco
Richard B. Shull ...
Mr. Brancaccio
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An unseen narrator looks back to 1956, on Staten Island, when Buddy, an Italian guy with big dreams, buys a house planning to live upstairs with his wife Estelle and run a bar downstairs. The first problem is Estelle's lack of confidence in Buddy. Then, Irish tenants upstairs refuse to move and won't pay rent; plus, the woman upstairs is about to have a baby. The next problem is the baby: once he's born, it's clear his father was Black. The Irish guy splits; Buddy evicts mother and child, then feels guilt and sets her up in a flat while she sorts out an adoption. Estelle's lack of faith, the Irish lass's spirit, Buddy's dream, racial prejudice, and the baby's fate play out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The only way to find out what you love is to risk everything you have.

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 August 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Casa pentru doua familii  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,316 (USA) (6 October 2000)

Gross:

$1,015,055 (USA) (29 December 2000)
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During one shot, the Bayonne Bridge is shown with the Goethals Bridge beyond it, on the right. Adjacent to it, the B&O Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge is shown. This wasn't built until 1959, replacing an older swing bridge. See more »

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La donna è mobile (Woman Is Fickle)
from "Rigoletto" (1851)
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Charming Look at Life After War Time in NYC
28 October 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

It seemed strange to see the decidedly outer-borough "Two Family House" at an expensive Manhattan movie theater, until during the opening credits two old ladies sat in front of me, put their coats on the two seats between them, and proceeded to loudly comment on the proceedings to each other throughout the whole movie.

Much like the friends of the protagonists do in this very sweet yet honest depiction of post-WWII life on Staten Island when an off-islander disrupts the quotidian.

While it drags a bit here and there, and the voice-over narration sometimes re-states the already visually obvious, the very New York characters (including one played by "Pussy" of "The Sopranos") are real people in real situations and realistic traps. This is less schmaltzy than Barry Levinson's Baltimore nostalgia-fests.

Filmed in Staten Island, Jersey City and Bayonne, the settings are accompanied by lovely period music by the John Pizzarelli Trio (who also does a cameo appearance as Julius LaRosa).

This is one of those small, charming indie movies that seems to be a labor of love, like a jewel of a short story.

(originally written 10/14/2000)


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