Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)



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A lovelorn urbanite who has spent nearly a decade trying to win back his ex-girlfriend gets involved in a romantic case of mistaken ethnicity in director Jason Todd Ipson's warmhearted relationship comedy. It's been eight years since Jake's girlfriend left him, and despite the fact that she's now married with three children, he refuses to move on. Fed up with their depressive pal's unwillingness to let go of the past, Jake's friends set him up on a blind date with a beautiful Italian woman from Boston's North End. Though Jake is convinced that such a woman would never even consider dating a non-Italian, a quick crash course in how to fake it may prove just the trick to helping him learn to love once again.
R (for some sexual references)
Comedy , Romance
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Jay Jablonski
as Jake Bianski
Cerina Vincent
as Marisa Costa
John Enos III
as Gianluca Tempesti
John Kapelos
as Steve Bottino
Marisa Petroro
as Isabella
Richard Libertini
as Papa Aldo Tempesti
Judith Scarpone
as Mrs. Abignali
P.J. Marino
as Mario
Tammy Pescatelli
as Katerina
Dan Cortese
as Michael
Anthony Russell
as Nick the Jeweler
Ben Livingston
as Veterinarian
Gabrielle Sanalitro
as Receptionist
Alberto Brosio
as Hotel Clerk
Kevin Cirone
as Neighbor
Barbara Conway
as Cat Lady
Elisa Dyann
as Mom in Vet's Office
Carisa Engle
as Bartender
Abner Genece
as Professor Genece
Grady Justice
as Park Walker
Zak Lee
as The Waiter
John Leo
as Fish Pier Boat Owner
Kelli McNeil
as Additional Voices
Martin Moakler
as Paul Baba
Shelby O'Connell
as Little Girl in Vet's Office
Roberta Orlandi
as Francesca
Rod Webber
as Pedestrian
Jennifer Welch
as Neighbor
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (10)

A clarification is in order. Nobody wants to be these Italians.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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This lame-brain romantic comedy strives hard for a shambling charm, but is unlikely to prove appealing to even the most undemanding of audiences.

September 8, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A box of cannoli long past its sell-by date.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
Top Critic

Full of clunky humor, battle-of-the-sexes musings and spicy accordion music, Everybody Wants to Be Italian is relentless -- but not necessarily relentless fun.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Constructed out of tired jokes, vaguely familiar actors and a few forced and predictable situations, it's strictly a harmless place-filler.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
Newark Star-Ledger
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The film plays out pretty much exactly as you would expect -- which won't bother some people one iota.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Everybody Wants to Be Italian


Silly, breezy, insignificant, but not totally unwatchable. The character arcs are totally unconvincing. Upside: Cerina Vincent is smoking hot.

Mike Bierman
Mike Bierman

I absolutely loved this movie and can't understand why the reviews are so bad. It was light hearted and funny, and I found all of the characters to be very charismatic and likable. The plot made sense, had no gaping holes, and overall lacked the overwhelming sentimental cheese that usually accompanies romantic comedies. Yes, there were some aspects of the movie that were "unrealistic" or somewhat ridiculous, but I thought that was the overall point? Bottom line: I've recommended it to all my girlfriends and would definitely watch it again.

S Vee
S Vee

A very lightheaded romantic comedy. In an effort of exploring the actual Italian community the movie moves very safe, as for romance chemistry is very low, as for comedy Jakes' friends are the funniest and the best beat of the movie they do have a better chemistry. The girl C. Vincent is very charming and sexy, natural with a character not so challenging. Nothing more than a simple date movie.

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