With Friends Like These (1998)



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Life among insecure, middle-aged character actors, former New Yorkers in L.A., is the main plot focus of this Philip Frank Messina comedy about four friends who want the same role in the next Martin Scorsese gangster flick. Balding Johnny DiMartino (Robert Costanzo) is so excited by the news of a possible part as Al Capone in a Scorsese film that he informs ladies' man Dorian Masstandrea (Jon Tenney), who cheats on his wife Samantha (Elle Macpherson). Dorian immediately makes moves to get his … More

Rating: R (for language.)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Philip Frank Messina
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 10, 2006
New Line Home Entertainment


as Steve Hersh

as Johnny DiMartino

as Therese Carpenter

as Samantha Mastandrea

as Hannah DiMartino

as Joanne Hersh

as Yolanda Chin

as Armand Minetti

as Dorian Mastandrea

as Nino DiMartino

as Frank Minetti

as Head Mob Guy

as Dr. Maxwell Hersh

as Marissa DiMartino

as Rudy Ptak

as Dr. Puccini

as Trent Rabinowitz

as Maurice Melnick

as Wedding Singer
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The incessant betrayals and confidences become monotonous after a time, and the film sinks into the familiar swamp of suburban futility.

Full Review… | March 10, 2005
New York Observer
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The movie works as well as it does because the cast knows the material so intimately.

Full Review… | February 25, 2005
New York Daily News
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Only sporadically amusing.

February 25, 2005
New York Post
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At its best, Philip Frank Messina's show business comedy plays like a less acerbic, less Jewish triple episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Full Review… | February 24, 2005
New York Times
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Plot and characterization are drawn strictly off the rack.

Full Review… | February 22, 2005
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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