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Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

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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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)  »

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Coup de foudre à 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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So terrible I almost couldn't turn it off....almost
5 August 2013 | by (Tucson) – See all my reviews

This movie is simply dismal. The script is among the worst I've ever seen brought even to home video. Just about every scene is an awkward, poorly set up contrivance, the jokes are howlers. And once again we have actors overdoing the stereotype of an Italian-American accent by using a New York accent...in a movie that takes place in Boston.

Everything about this movie was bad, the conversations between the Italian and Italian-American characters being the very worst of it. Not five seconds goes by without a cliché, which almost becomes comforting in its predictability.

For a while I watched this movie just to see if it was as dismal as it seemed when I first tuned in. It was. I went against my rule of always watching movies through to the end, but ended up turning it off. I have no idea how it even ends, and I don't even care.


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