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The Bread, My Sweet (2001)

 -  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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Quotes

[Dominic is waking Massimo after Bella has died]
Dominic: [in Italian] I'm sorry, Massimo. But Bella is not in this world this morning. She's sleeping with God.
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La Tarantella de Concetta
Written by Susan Hartford
Published by Syntrax Music (ASCAP)
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Excellent movie
3 August 2003 | by (Baltimore MD USA) – See all my reviews

The wife and I just saw this and we both LOVED it. Scott Baio was excellent, and all the main actors were great. The writing was super, the dialogue was inspired. I voted 9 -- no flaws, just an excellent film.

I enjoyed the humor -- there are scenes where the Scott Baio character, who owns a bakery and also works in acquisitions for some kind of holding company, criticizes the junk food his colleagues eat, which is really enjoyable -- director goes out of her way to emphasize a connection between an empty diet and an empty soul -- piggishness in business and porcine manners. I really enjoyed the skewering of the Scott Baio character's colleagues in the business world. The boss is a hoot.

I enjoyed the way the first doc and the nun are both jerks. A nun as an incompetent jerk going through the motions is kind of different! The nun character is a little gem. She rolls her eyes at the end of her last scene! :0)

I think the Kristin Minter character is exceedingly well-drawn -- the character is not particularly pretty, and not really very likeable, and the bargain she is offered is not much of a bargain. But what a great ride! In all, my wife and I both thought that even though there was a formula obviously being followed, that the movie did an excellent job of following it. The whole idea of the "merger" that the Baio character offers her is charming and very different from anything I can remember seeing in a movie.

I enjoyed the old-world mother and father, and Eddie and Pino working at the bakery. Pino is terrific. He's scary and pitiable and is the character I identified with most. He brings humanity to developmental disability in a way I don't think I've seen before. Reminds me a bit of Mickey Rooney in "Bill." (no small compliment) What a terrific acting job by Shuler Hensley! Great writing too.

I cried through the last half of this movie. I want to see it again.


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