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Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

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It's a case of mistaken ethnicity, where two non-Italians pretend to be Italian to win each others hearts in Boston's North End.

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Cast

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Jake Bianski
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Marisa Costa
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Steve Bottino
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Gianluca Tempesti
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Papa Aldo Tempesti
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Isabella Bisclari
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Silvano the Tailor
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Nick the Jeweler
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Katerina
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Michael
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Mrs. Abignali
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Mario Bisciari
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Teresa the Florist
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Anna the Seamstress
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Rocco
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Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells everyone she's his girlfriend, including Marisa, a veterinarian his employees set him up with at the Italian singles club. She's interested in him until he tells her about his girlfriend, then he's persistent in asking her to be his friend. As the friendship bumps along, Jake realizes that reality may be better than fantasy, but what if Isabella changes her mind about Jake, and what if it comes out that Marisa, like Jake, isn't Italian? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When it comes to love... it's always better to be Italian.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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26 March 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre √† l'Italienne  »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$197,773 (USA) (5 September 2008)

Gross:

$350,801 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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Papa Aldo Tempesti: Napoleon hid his Italian-ness.
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The closing credits list the primary crew with their nationality alongside their names. See more »

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References History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

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Saw it. Critics are right
8 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended a screening of this movie. It was wrought with clichés and very unfunny jokes and set ups. I think the other comments were by people who must've worked on the movie or been family members of the cast. I'm amazed this movie cost $3-$4 million without any real stars. Where did the budget go? It obviously didn't go to writers for re-writes. Nice thought to bank on the success of Big Fat Greek Wedding, but a major miss. There was little or any spark between the main characters and the inciting incident was a bit flimsy at best. The direction was uninspired and looked like a student film.

I don't even know what it means Everybody Wants to Italian. Is that a real saying. I've never heard it.


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