On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh and Molly innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh's dying father happy. Things quickly get out of... See full summary »
Daniel J. Travanti
Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A. loft, her world, as she knows it, changes forever.
When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
Marcia Gay Harden,
Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. He's thrown for a loop with he learns that Bella, an elderly neighbor who's his family's closest friend, has but a few months to live. All her life, she's saved money in coffee cans for her daughter, Lucca's, wedding, but Lucca is off in foreign lands, initially as a Peace Corps volunteer, and doesn't need a man. Dominic vows to bring Lucca home and convince her to marry him to fulfill Bella's most fervent wish. What will Lucca say?Written by
I really liked this film. It has a small, character-driven feel of an indie, but with a sweet core. It makes me wish I had a family bakery like that near my house - and it reminds me that inside every little room there is a story playing out. Real life isn't filled with explosions, easy sex and Barbie-shaped women. Life is about the relationships we have with the people around us. While this movie is nothing like the TV show Northern Exposure, it still reminds me of that show. If you enjoy that sort of character/relationship-type story - one that has a happy soul - you'll probably like this story too. It's not a blockbuster-type movie. It's probably not even a Saturday night date movie. But if you are in the mood for a simple story about members of an urban family and how their lives interconnect, this might be one you'll enjoy.
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