Mambo Italiano (2003)
|Rating:||R (for language and sexual situations)|
|Genre:||Drama, Art House & International, Comedy|
|Directed By:||?mile Gaudreault, Émile Gaudreault|
|Written By:||Émile Gaudreault, Steve Galluccio, ?mile Gaudreault|
|In Theaters:||Sep 19, 2003 Limited|
|On DVD:||Feb 17, 2004|
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as Angelo Barberini
as Gino Barberini
as Maria Barberini
as Anna Barberini
as Nino Paventi
as Lina Paventi
as Pina Lunetti
as Father Carmignani
as Beer-Bellied Man
as Johnny Cristofaro
as Young Angelo
as Young Nino
as Young Gino
as Young Anna
as Young Maria
as Aunt Yolanda
as Gay Teen
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Critic Reviews for Mambo Italiano
There are laughs in the movie, and a lot of good feeling, but it seems more interested in its Italian stereotypes than its gay insights, and it must be said there is absolutely no feeling that Angelo and Nino are really lovers.
It's like watching a spaghetti-sauce commercial stretched out to feature-film length.
Lacks that outrageous effrontery that might have socked it to its intended audience.
Mambo Italiano is likely to provoke the same urges in the movie house that poor Nino experiences after a dinner at the noisy Barberini compound -- an overwhelming desire to flee.
Every time Mambo Italiano seems headed for a plunge into the ethnic cartoon swamp, a refreshingly, unexpected element throws up a roadblock and keeps the movie on solid emotional ground.
Audience Reviews for Mambo Italiano
Mambo Italiano is the story of an Italian immigrant coming out to his old school Italian family. There are some really hysterical lines in this movie, but in general I found the whole thing to have been done. Putting an Italian twist on it, was in theory a good idea, but the whole film just comes across as cliché. The gay stereotypes are outdated and the other F word is thrown around way too much. If you're looking for an original "gay" comedy, watch Sascha Baron Cohen's Bruno, that was a great movie. Mambo Italiano is just a fast moving, sexist nightmare, with the occasional great one liner.
Spaghetti to the max!!! It's like watching a Italian soap opera... Nothing really ground breaking happened in the film
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