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Friends and Family (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  17 June 2004 (Israel)
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A gay couple are hit men for the mafia.

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Stephen Torcelli
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Danny Russo
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Jenny Patrizzi
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Richard Grayson
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Cheryl
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Carlo Ricci
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Unruly Customer (as Mike Arotzky)
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Ray (as Michael 'Scuch' Squicciarini)
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Elisa Heinsohn ...
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Children and parents. In New York City, Stephen and Danny live well: they're smooth, cool, in love, and good at what they do. Stephen's Midwestern parents pay them a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Jenny and Damon tell their parents they are engaged: Matt's parents, Midwestern paramilitary fanatics, take it as a sign to gather their group to invade New York. Jenny's father is the local Mob boss who employs Stephen and Danny as enforcers. He's unhappy that Jenny is marrying someone who is neither Sicilian nor Catholic. Stephen's parents know he's gay, they just don't know what his job is. Here come the parents; will the children survive? All roads lead to the engagement party. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Meet the real gay mafia!

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When called upon to speak at his birthday party, Mr. Torcelli knocks his champagne glass off the table. In the next shot his glass is back on the table. See more »

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Ada Torcelli: Does Danny always carry a gun?
Victor Patrizzi: Catering business. Very competitive.
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A fun time at the movies
29 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that Friends and Family is not a "great" film, or anything like it. But it is a very entertaining film, with lots of good jokes (usually in the 6-8 range on a scale of 1-10 for jokes) and it has another terrific performance by the amazing Tovah Feldshuh (she also gave one of the great -- and unacknowledged -- performances of the year in 2001 in "Dating Jessica Stein"). She seems to be a blessing for gay themed movies, but I'd really love to see her in lots of other stuff.

Someone else's review mentioned something about the jokes being insidery gay. Don't be misled by that comment. I think everyone will get the Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor references, etc. I mean, at this point, is there anyone under the age of 60 who doesn't understand camp humor? I don't think so.

Only arguable problem -- the gay couple is a little too "sterile." Sure they look good together and they have the same bedroom, but I don't think we get to see a kiss or even handholding. So from a Gay P.C. point of view it's a little too "Will & Grace."

Anyway, it's fun, it's broad, there are some good-looking guys but it's very PG (BRING THE KIDS!!!) the time flies by and you leave the theatre happy. All that for $6-11 (depending on what part of the country you live in.) What a bargain!


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