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Love Is All There Is (1996)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 1996 (USA)
Romeo & Juliet gets transplanted to the Bronx.


Gabriel Bologna (as Gabe Bologna), Joseph Bologna | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lainie Kazan ... Sadie
Paul Sorvino ... Piero
Barbara Carrera ... Maria
Joseph Bologna ... Mike
Angelina Jolie ... Gina
Nathaniel Marston ... Rosario
Renée Taylor ... Mona (as Renee Taylor)
William Hickey ... Monsignor (as Bill Hickey)
Dick Van Patten ... Dr. Rodino
Abe Vigoda ... Rudy
Connie Stevens ... Miss Deluca
Blessed Roscoe Blessed Roscoe ... Self
Vera Lockwood Vera Lockwood ... Donna
Joy Behar ... Mary
Irma St. Paule ... Mrs. Rondino


The Capomezzo's and the Malacici's are Italian-American families who are also rivals in the catering and restaurant business. Things come to a head when the Capomezzo's son and the Malacici's daughter get thrown together for the leads in a Romeo & Juliet community play. As the parents continue butting heads, the children fall in love and hilarity ensues. Written by mahajanssen

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...a comedy of pasta, passion and parents. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


In the scene where Gina is in the kitchen and Mr. Cappamezza is telling her about how her parents threw her out, the camera view that is looking from behind her shows her arm in front of her chest (holding the other hand), and the garment she is wearing is off her shoulder just a little bit. But in the next scene where her front is shown her arms are all the way down, and the garment is much further down her arm. See more »


Sadie: I left the candles burning! and now they love each other... and love is all there is!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »


Come la luna bella
Lyrics by Joan Beal
Music and Arrangement by Jeff Beal
Sung by Daniel Ebbers
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It's so bad, it's painful
30 August 2006 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

This film is readily available as a DVD, but please save your well-earned money. Fortunately for me I was able to borrow the DVD from our local library so it cost me nothing, only my valuable time.

I thought the whole film lacked any professional standard. A local church dramatic society could do as well, may be better.

I liked the idea of a farce built around the story of Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet with feuding families and their suffering children.

I may be losing my sense of humour. I hope not. I found myself smiling a few times and I cracked a laugh when the boy's down-to=earth Mum put her chewing gum in the antique vase. There were also a few risqué moments when Romeo lost control when kissing Juliet during their stage performance. It's difficult to hide your enthusiasm when wearing tights.

The medium giving advice on affairs of the heart says "Love is all there is...but we need so much more". This film sure is lacking in something, so skip this one, my friend.

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Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Oh No, Not Her! See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$32,925, 13 October 1996

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Production Co:

Cinema 7 See more »
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1.85 : 1
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