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The Bread, My Sweet (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | February 2001 (USA)
A man proposes to a woman he's met once, all in the same day.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Seitz ...
Massimo
Kim Martin ...
Customer
Zachary Mott ...
Eddie (as Billy Mott)
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Pino
Jennie Martin ...
Maude
Rose Bray ...
Rose
John Bechtol ...
Jeffrey
Rosemary Prinz ...
Bella
Jody O'Donnell ...
Preston
Marty Sheets ...
Liz
Bingo O'Malley ...
CEO
Nick Tallo ...
Bomba
Daniel Stafford ...
Boardroom Guy (as Dan Stafford)
Philip Winters ...
Dr. Wahl
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Storyline

Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. He's thrown for a loop with he learns that Bella, an elderly neighbor who's his family's closest friend, has but a few months to live. All her life, she's saved money in coffee cans for her daughter, Lucca's, wedding, but Lucca is off in foreign lands, initially as a Peace Corps volunteer, and doesn't need a man. Dominic vows to bring Lucca home and convince her to marry him to fulfill Bella's most fervent wish. What will Lucca say? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In Italian a good man is a piece of bread.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some sexual references and language
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$600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Enrico Biscotti Bakery is owned and operated by Director Melissa Martins husband. Massimo and Bella are also based on the actual residents who lived above the bakery. See more »

Quotes

Dominic: You people eat such crap. I mean, what... When does this expire? What's in it? Mono... I mean this is... I don't even know what this is.
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All the Joy
Written by Rachel McCartney
Performed by Rachel McCartney
Arranged by Susan Hartford
©2000 (BMI)
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wonderfully surprising
25 October 2004 | by (houston, texas) – See all my reviews

I had hoped this would be a light romantic film and the critic's reviews were certainly encouraging. Still it seemed like it might be a made for television movie, simple and sweet but nothing extraordinary. It was wonderfully surprising though. I thought the scheme to marry to make the mother happy would be unbelievable but they pulled it off. It actually had a very realistic touch to the writing. And the direction was superb, very subtle, again keeping the character's realistic. All of the cast were terrific but Scott Baio, Kristen Minter and Rosemary Prinz were incredible. Definitely a sleeper, very heartwarming and incredibly well done! One of the greatest unknown romantic gem's you'll ever find.


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