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The Whole Shebang (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 February 2003 (USA)
On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.

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Giovanni Bazinni
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Val Bazinni
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Pop Bazinni
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Contessa Bazinni
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Lady Zito
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Joey Zito (as Anthony De Sando)
Alexander Milani ...
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Federico Fuoco ...
Anthony Bazinni
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Father Jerry
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Ronaldo Bazinni
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Arturo
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Maria
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Kasper Michaels ...
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On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.

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Love always starts with a spark.

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Bridget Fonda's final feature film role before retiring from screen acting in 2002. See more »

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When Val tells Pop and Giovanni she will marry Joey Zito, the baguette keeps changing between shots. See more »

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Written by John Philip Sousa (as John Phillip Sousa)
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Divertente!
2 October 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

C'mon. Aren't you glad to see a movie about Italians and Italian-Americans that's got absolutely nothing to do with the mafia, vendettas or spaghetti? This little piece is a wonderful and entertaining film about fireworks, family, food, life, death, deceit, trauma, pride and, of course, love. If you know Italians as well as I do, you'll recognize that this is all in a day's work. Stereotypes aside, they shook out the box on this one with Talia Coppola Shire, Gaincarlo Giannini, Tony DeSando and the uncompilable Anamaria Alberghetti. This latter is one year older than I am and still looks like a million dollars plus interest. Then there's Fonda the younger and Tucci. Yes, Tucci, who steals every scene he's in ala Peter Sellers. Tucci with the great eyes and great face. What could be a cheesy, maudlin, drippingly sentimental story moves quickly because of the chemistry of these people who play wonderfully off of each other and keep you amused with the same Mediterranean hyperbole you saw in Moonstruck, My Cousin Vinny, The Rose Tattoo and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Now, we all know that every Italian family does not go into a state of crisis every day but the complexity of Italian familial relations does give us food for thought in delightful comedies such as this one.


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