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The Marconi Bros. (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 March 2008 (USA)
Two adversarial brothers leave the comfort of the family carpet store to make it big with the King of Long Island Wedding Videos
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Anthony Marconi
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Carmine Marconi
Steven Randazzo ...
Mr. Marconi
Nicholas De Cegli ...
Uncle Jack
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Dawn (as Kelly Ann Tursi)
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Mrs. Marconi
George Morfogen ...
Grandpa Marconi
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Joe Conte Sr.
Diane Canzoniero ...
Conte Commercial Grandmother
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Wedding Video Bride (as Kate Gertsen)
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Lauren
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Sonya Weitzman
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Groom Wedding #1
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Bridesmaid Wedding 1 (as Melanie Madas)
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Two adversarial brothers leave the comfort of the family carpet store to make it big with the King of Long Island Wedding Videos

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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The Wedding Bros.  »

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Writer/directors Michael Canzoniero and 'Marco Ricci''s experiences working as assistants for several wedding video directors inspired some of the script elements of The Marconi Bros. See more »

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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.


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