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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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Storyline

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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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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5 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too had similar reactions in the theater I went to this week. Audience I would say liked the film, let's say a 3 out of 5 star and what I have read online so far especially from the NYC critics is like a 1 out of 5, there is no way this film is a 1, what are you watching or are we so used to what Hollywood has been running out there every five days that we forget about movies like The Godfather, hello, do you remember the score, it wasn't like it kept flowing, there were times where you could fall asleep, but no one is questioning one of the best movies of all time, now this is no Godfather, but the cast, Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent, Marisa Petroro, John Enos, and John Kapelos, all inter-act on screen nicely, the story line and characters ARE believable, have you ever spent time listening to Italian guys talk, this is the real deal. Call it what you will but my Italian step-father agrees 100% he loved the film. I hope the general population will not read some of the so called, "Critic's" and question exactly what they are talking about, they get paid for these comments?


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