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Jesus, Mary and Joey (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 September 2005 (USA)
Twenty-something and aimless, Joey Vitello still lives at home with his colorful Italian-American family when he is reunited with a childhood schoolmate, Mary O'Callahan. Once mocked as '... See full summary »

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James Quattrochi

Writer:

Vincent Pagano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Pagano ... Joey Vitello
Marley Shelton ... Mary O'Callahan
Jennifer Esposito ... Frankie Vitello
Olympia Dukakis ... Sophia Vitello
Jason Gedrick ... Tony Cappucino
Stacy Keach ... Jack O'Callahan
Tess Harper ... Liz O'Callahan
Judith Scarpone ... Angelina Vitello
John Capodice ... Joey Vitello, Sr.
Mike Pagano Mike Pagano ... Mikey Vitello
Charles Durning ... Teddy the Bartender
Dan Lauria ... Father Gino
Hallie Eisenberg ... Melissa (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Michele Santopietro ... Amber
John Mariano ... Carlo
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Twenty-something and aimless, Joey Vitello still lives at home with his colorful Italian-American family when he is reunited with a childhood schoolmate, Mary O'Callahan. Once mocked as 'Scary Mary' this ugly duckling has blossomed into an irresistible beauty. She's returned to the old neighborhood after an intense bout with cancer. When Joey learns her cure was the result of a miracle, friendship turns to romance as she educates him on the crossroads to the Almighty. Joey challenges his family's faith with his new found revelations and chaos ensues as they all search for a miracle of their own. Written by Federal Hill Pictures

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Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy finds God!

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome Back Miss Mary See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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St. Jude is the patron saint of hopeless causes, not lost items. St. Anthony bears that title. See more »

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aka Welcome Back Miss Mary See more »

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Give Me New Eyes
Written and Performed by John McAndrew
Produced and Mixed by Ken S. Polk
Published by McAndrew Music and MauiKat Music, BMI
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Steller cast in a wonderful romantic comedy
15 September 2005 | by rlockh02See all my reviews

Jesus, Mary and Joey played at the Kansas Film Festival on 09/11/05. I guess this film has been sitting on the shelf for a while but it was delightful. Steller cast which includes Jennifer Esposito, Charles Durning, Tess Harper, Olympia Dukakis, Dan Lauria, Jason Gedrick, Stacy Keach and others. A wonderful Romantic comedy with a close knit Italian-American family, the Vitellos youngest son Joey falling in love with a fundamentalist WASP-y girl Mary played by Marley Shelton (nice to see her again). This is a religious romantic comedy that asks questions about faith, hope and love. Joey meets Mary and starts questioning his Catholic faith. Mary who went though a serious illness when she was younger starts questioning her religion (not her faith). Her father played by Stacey Keach puts the "fun" in fundamental but isn't all that helpful. I usually don't like films about religion but this is something special. Both Mary and Joey learn that faith and love matter, not dogma. And the course of true love (both with each other and God) never runs smooth. Wonderful film and the photography is beautiful. See it and you'll have good Karma.


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