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Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

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It's a case of mistaken ethnicity, where two non-Italians pretend to be Italian to win each others hearts in Boston's North End.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Jablonski ... Jake Bianski
Cerina Vincent ... Marisa Costa
John Kapelos ... Steve Bottino
John Enos III ... Gianluca Tempesti
Richard Libertini ... Papa Aldo Tempesti
Marisa Petroro ... Isabella Bisclari
Perry Anzilotti ... Silvano the Tailor
Anthony Russell ... Nick the Jeweler
Tammy Pescatelli ... Katerina
Dan Cortese ... Michael
Judith Scarpone ... Mrs. Abignali
P.J. Marino ... Mario Bisciari
Penny Marshall ... Teresa the Florist
Sylvia Panacione ... Anna the Seamstress
Damien Di Paola ... Rocco
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Storyline

Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells everyone she's his girlfriend, including Marisa, a veterinarian his employees set him up with at the Italian singles club. She's interested in him until he tells her about his girlfriend, then he's persistent in asking her to be his friend. As the friendship bumps along, Jake realizes that reality may be better than fantasy, but what if Isabella changes her mind about Jake, and what if it comes out that Marisa, like Jake, isn't Italian? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

When it comes to love... it's always better to be Italian.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2009 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre à l'Italienne See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,773, 7 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$350,801, 12 October 2008
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Papa Aldo Tempesti: Napoleon hid his Italian-ness.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits list the primary crew with their nationality alongside their names. See more »

Connections

References History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

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Light Dish of Pasta
8 September 2008 | by day_zmitchellSee all my reviews

Not too much pasta and sauce on this plate but plenty of fun inside the shell's. I wouldn't call this the best romantic comedy I have seen over the last 2-3 years but what it had for me was a refreshing blend of ingredients that didn't upset my stomach. A good blend of old and new from a cast that worked well on screen together. Once I got past the notion that this guy Jake, was held up on the same girl for 8 years, I was fine. The scene when Jake was with all the educated Harvard types and he broke down his business model was a fun twist, we got to learn that this guy was more than a good looking frame. I have seen critical reviews the last three days and I for one just don't see where they are coming from, I'd suggest you get out and see the film for yourself. I don't know how much the title hurts the film, but I certainly don't think people should take it so literal, it would seem that the writer wanted to express that everyone wants to be passionate, needed, and in search of a sole mate?


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