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Our Italian Husband (2004)

Mariti in affitto (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 21 April 2006 (USA)
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An Italian female shoemaker follows her husband to America with their son & daughter. She couldn't find him at first then she discovers that he is married to an American wife who is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Maria Scocozza
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Vincenzo Scocozza
Brooke Shields ... Charlene Taylor
Chevy Chase ... Paul Parmesan
Diego Serrano ... Raul
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Don Peppino
James Falzone ... Ciro Scocozza
Lauren Martin Lauren Martin ... Lucetta Scocozza
Jillian Stacom Jillian Stacom ... Bibi Taylor
John Tormey ... Gaetano
Jennifer Macaluso Jennifer Macaluso ... Irina
Ray Iannicelli ... Luca
Charlotte Colavin Charlotte Colavin ... Mafalda (as Charlotte J. Colavin)
Veanne Cox ... Sonya
Sean T. Krishnan ... Salim
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An Italian female shoemaker follows her husband to America with their son & daughter. She couldn't find him at first then she discovers that he is married to an American wife who is expecting. After some wrangling they manage to live under the same roof for some time. Written by Hesham Tito

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€86,993 (Italy), 4 April 2004, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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A sweet little gem of a movie
25 January 2007 | by ltremaineSee all my reviews

Not a classic, but not a complete bomb either. It was one of those films that a store discounts to get rid of by selling it on the cheap rack because it doesn't immediately grab its audience.

The first couple of times I viewed it, I wasn't crazy about the production values...could be better. On the other hand, the actors have their own special charm, especially the two "wives".

The husband, though flawed, shows a heart-breaking humanity, desperation and pain underneath his naughty behavior that's quite appealing on its own.

Maria, the Italian wife, is so smart and resourceful, its hard not to like her. Charlene, Brooke Shields' character, has this fragility under a veneer of toughness, that soon lets you know she's a woman who's been hurt. Together both women, overcome their pain and grow to try again that is beautiful to see.

This film has a charm not readily apparent, but grows on you. Watch a couple of times and learn to appreciate.


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