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The Bread, My Sweet (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | February 2001 (USA)
A man proposes to a woman he's met once, all in the same day.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Seitz ...
Massimo
Kim Martin ...
Customer
Zachary Mott ...
Eddie (as Billy Mott)
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Pino
Jennie Martin ...
Maude
Rose Bray ...
Rose
John Bechtol ...
Jeffrey
Rosemary Prinz ...
Bella
Jody O'Donnell ...
Preston
Marty Sheets ...
Liz
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CEO
Nick Tallo ...
Bomba
Daniel Stafford ...
Boardroom Guy (as Dan Stafford)
Philip Winters ...
Dr. Wahl
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In Italian a good man is a piece of bread.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some sexual references and language
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A Wedding for Bella  »

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$600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,021,479, 23 February 2004
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The Enrico Biscotti Bakery is owned and operated by Director Melissa Martins husband. Massimo and Bella are also based on the actual residents who lived above the bakery. See more »

Quotes

Dominic: Would you stop eating this plastic crap? Flour, water, olive oil, yeast, that's bread. Milk, cheese. What you're eating is SHIT!
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Soundtracks

Massimo's Entrance
Written by Susan Hartford
Performed by Jim DiSpirito and Joe Bishkoff
Published by Syntrax Music (ASCAP)
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Disappointingly awful, yet watched the whole thing
15 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie on account of having an interest in movies with baking or cooking in it. The most authentic part of this movie involves the scenes where food is being prepared, and yet, like everything else in the movie, it reeks of shoddy, TV-movie production. The editing was jumpy, the dialog was dreadful, and the accents defied belief. No one from anywhere speaks like "me want this, me no want that". Bleckh.


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