Can two brothers make it in the stress of a new country, working day and night to make their restaurant a success? When Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci are the brothers, it may not matter because the film has some exemplary, unforgettable performances.
The directing chair is shared by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Scott has a smaller role in the film as a car salesman. Both directors do a great job fleshing out these characters, making the script come alive. Stanley Tucci also wrote it putting him in the big leagues in my book.
There is a virtual cast of thousands in this film. Minnie Driver, Marc Anthony, and so many more. You will see a star studded cast when you watch this film from the mid 90’s.
It’s a nice film that definitely made me hungry for Italian food. I love the performances as well but the story didn’t seem real. For example they don’t explain the love crosses very much. It may be meant to simply be a cross section of life. There isn’t a very good wrap-up in its conclusion. For the experience and performances I enjoyed, I give it a hearty spaghetti plate of 8/10