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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)



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Two delightfully stereotypical men from opposite ends of the Big Apple manage to meet in the middle and in so doing learn not only about different lifestyles, but also about themselves. Their learning process provides the story with its humor. Frankie is your basic Italian-American guy from the Bronx. He works at a pizza-parlor until he catches his fiancee and his ultra-macho brother Pino having sex on a kitchen table. Frankie suddenly gets an irresistible urge to become a famous actor like DeNiro or Pacino and decides to head for Broadway. Unfortunately, he has no domicile until he answers a want ad posted by Terry on behalf of his choreographer/stage thespian friend Warren, who will lose his cushy flat if he cannot pay the rent. The ad reads "GWM," for "Gay White Male," but Frankie misinterprets it to mean "Guy With Money" and moves in. When Frankie finds out that Warren is a homosexual, he moves out. But fate and necessity intervene, the two become roommates and it is then that their course in American lifestyles begins.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Art House & International, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy
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Written By: Tony Vitale
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On DVD: Mar 31, 1998
Paramount Home Video

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Nick Scotti
as Frankie
John Tormey
as Patsy Zito
Antonia Rey
as Josephina Zito
Tony Vitale
as Guido No. 1
Frankie Dellarosa
as Guido No. 2
Tony Ray Rossi
as Vinny the Fish
Marcia Firesten
as Real Estate Broker
Guinevere Turner
as Indignant Lesbian
Damien Achilles
as Tough Guy No. 1
Bruce Smolanoff
as Tough Guy No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Kiss Me, Guido

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | June 26, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Kiss Me, Guido


I did not enjoy this movie at all, the film makes me feel unease. An independent movie can use some better camera work than this one. The whole film is formulaic and ridiculous, too melodramatic for me. I don't think I laughed during the film at all, it's so dull... The acting was really bad as well, except for De Sando who did a good job at being a stereotypical guido. Nick Scotti is a real eye candy however, but that's the only perk of watching this film. Another con is that the film seems to drag on and on, aiming at no where. Plus the excessive swearing was not pleasing at all.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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This minor indie farce plays gay and Italian-American stereotypical characters, resulting in a pleasant feel-good movie but no more.


Pretty funny, and its focus isn't completely on the gay relationship. Plus, it's got Paul Sorvino :)

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