MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,811 this week

The Marconi Bros. (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 March 2008 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 231 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

Two adversarial brothers leave the comfort of the family carpet store to make it big with the King of Long Island Wedding Videos

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2675 titles
created 03 Jul 2011
 
a list of 4085 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 434 titles
created 28 Sep 2012
 
a list of 222 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 5078 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Marconi Bros. (2008)

The Marconi Bros. (2008) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Marconi Bros..
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A cash strapped feminist filmmaker secretly takes a job directing a porn film in order to get her thesis film, "Feminism For Dummies" out of the lab. Soon, her own slumbering sexuality is ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Schenck
Stars: Kelly Hutchinson, Jim True-Frost, Laila Robins
Don Peyote (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

DON PEYOTE tells the story Warren Allman, an unemployed stoner who finally finds a purpose in life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching the end is near. Fueled by ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Canzoniero, Dan Fogler
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jay Baruchel, Josh Duhamel
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This wild horror comedy is comedian Dan Fogler's (BALLS OF FURY, EUROPA REPORT) directorial debut. Thrills, kills, and laughs abound as a theater troupe of horny teenagers are murdered one ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Fogler
Stars: Noah Bean, Lennon Parham, Kelly Hutchinson
Man Up (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a real man. Will's grandfather fought in WWII. Will's father fought in Vietnam. Will plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Mather Zickel, Dan Fogler, Christopher Moynihan
Goyband (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Not "everything" in this Casino is Kosher.

Director: Christopher Grimm
Stars: Adam Pascal, Josh Alexander, Michael Apuzzo
Hellbenders (2012)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, a team of blasphemous ministers who live in a constant state of debauchery, work to drag the worst of demons back to Hell.

Director: J.T. Petty
Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown, Andre Royo
Balls of Fury (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Director: Robert Ben Garant
Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez
Explicit Ills (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

Director: Mark Webber
Stars: Paul Dano, Rosario Dawson, Naomie Harris
Arranged (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn... See full summary »

Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer
Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young New York couple intricately strategize their own break up.

Director: Daryl Wein
Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Daryl Wein, Julie White
Finding Cody (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Michael Canzoniero
Stars: Gatlin Green, Lia Marie Johnson, Cody Simpson
Action | Comedy | Thriller

A '70s period piece about a heat wave that transform white humans into savages, an ex-black panther struggles valiantly to find a cure and save the world

Director: Dan Fogler
Stars: Dan Fogler, TJ Hassan, Josh Warren
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Anthony Marconi
...
Carmine Marconi
Steven Randazzo ...
Mr. Marconi
Nicholas De Cegli ...
Uncle Jack
...
Dawn (as Kelly Ann Tursi)
...
Mrs. Marconi
George Morfogen ...
Grandpa Marconi
...
Joe Conte Sr.
Diane Canzoniero ...
Conte Commercial Grandmother
...
Wedding Video Bride (as Kate Gertsen)
...
...
Lauren (as Zoe Lister-Jones)
...
Sonya Weitzman
...
Groom Wedding #1
Melanie Angelina Maras ...
Bridesmaid Wedding 1 (as Melanie Madas)
Edit

Storyline

Two adversarial brothers leave the comfort of the family carpet store to make it big with the King of Long Island Wedding Videos

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Bros.  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brendan Sexton III spent three days installing carpet in Brooklyn in preparation for the role. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sexton and Fogler are a great team -- classic comedy
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laughter filled the Alamo Ritz on Sunday afternoon at the World Premiere of "The Marconi Bros." at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. This was the first all-out comedy I'd seen since I arrived and it provided a good dose of much-needed levity.

Brendan Sexton III and Dan Fogler are Anthony and Carmine Marconi, brothers in their father's carpet business who, through a series of mishaps and misfortunes, aspire to join the wonderful world of wedding photography. It's a laugh-out-loud thrill ride which wowed the audience and was a refreshing change from the dark material so prevalent at recent festivals.

The strength of "The Marconi Bros." lies in the chemistry between Sexton and Fogler. Much of the film leans towards farce but director Marco Ricci and Michael Canzoniero keep it from straying too far over the line. Ultimately, the audience ends up on a wild thrill ride -- the caper at the heart of the film wandered into my mind's "Pink Panther" territory. So much of the plot is admittedly silly and implausible yet I smiled all the way through to the end credits.

Despite being an indie, "The Marconi Bros." definitely has the look and feel of a Hollywood movie. The use of HDCam is helping to keep the cost of films lower, allowing more resources to be put into areas like lighting, sets, and post-production. In addition, the filmmakers explained in the Q&A afterward that many of the locations, color processing, and other elements important to the look, feel, and sound of the film were donated. The result is a slick, polished work that should appeal to a wide audience.


10 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I loved this movie fontanawr
The Marconi Bros. wifeagain
Discuss The Marconi Bros. (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?