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The Bread, My Sweet (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  February 2001 (USA)
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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

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some sexual references and language
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A Wedding for Bella  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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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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Creeping Tumor
Written by Susan Hartford
Published by Syntrax Music (ASCAP)
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A tear-jerker, but a very good one
10 March 2005 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

A very good tearjerker. Scott Baio is amazingly good as is the entire cast. The accents of Bella and Massimo are not good (although I'm not Italian, I grew up in a strong working-class Italian neighborhood) but they don't really take away from their performances. The new (i.e. relatively unknown) actress who plays Lucca is a gem. I would like to see here more often. Shuler Hensley as Pino wrenches the heart. The story line is far-fetched, but the acting and setting are so good, they come very, very close to making it entirely believable.

The Pittsburgh backdrop is gorgeous and greatly adds to the film.

If you're jaded and not sentimental or do not come from an ethnic background you may not like it, but if you're a sentimental Italian, or Greek, or Spaniard, or Lebanese, etc., I think you will enjoy it and use up a box of tissues.


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