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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

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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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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: Would you stop eating this plastic crap? Flour, water, olive oil, yeast, that's bread. Milk, cheese. What you're eating is SHIT!
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Soundtracks

All the Joy
Written by Rachel McCartney
Performed by Rachel McCartney
Arranged by Susan Hartford
©2000 (BMI)
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Food as love, Film as sustenance
5 April 2002 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

First of all, make sure you eat before seeing this film. Preferably a loaf of homemade bread dipped in olive oil and a slice or two of brachiole. Follow with a desert of assorted biscotti and a slice of berry pie, and wash it all down with several glasses of homemade wine. Okay, now we can begin.

Like a fine meal joyfully prepared by hands that love you and shared with those whose company you most enjoy, this film will make you feel warm and connected -- to the earth, to humanity, to the one place in all the wide world that is yours and yours alone. Be prepared to laugh, be prepared to cry. Be prepared to leave the movie theater with a persistent urge to run to those you love and hug them for a long, long time. They may be imperfect, they may (occasionally or often) drive you crazy. But they are what keeps you from spinning off into the cold, dark, impersonal world. They are your reflection, your heart, your soul. Savor their company while you are together, and even when they are gone you will always have them with you.

And, whatever you do, follow your heart. It is so much wiser than your head. Or, better yet, follow your stomach. Let it lead you home.


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