Friends and Family (2001)



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Two Mafia gunmen give new meaning to the phrase "keeping it in the family" in this offbeat comedy. Danny (Christopher Gartin) and Stephen (Greg Lauren) are a pair of mob enforcers who see to it that no one crosses the Family and lives to tell about it. However, Danny and Stephen are hit men with a difference -- they're also lovers; and while they know how to get rid of troublemakers, little things like cooking and sewing are not their strong suits. They find themselves thrown for a loop when Stephen's parents (Frank Pellegrino and Beth Fowler) stop by for an unexpected visit, which leaves them with a bit of explaining to do, about their occupations and their lifestyle. Friends and Family also features Tony Lo Bianco, Tovah Feldshuh, and Anna Maria Alberghetti.
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Tony Lo Bianco
as Victor Patrizzi
Greg Lauren
as Stephen Torcelli
Christopher Gartin
as Danny Russo
Tovah Feldshuh
as Alma Jennings
Rebecca Creskoff
as Jenny Patrizzi
Beth Fowler
as Ada Torcelli
Edward Hibbert
as Richard Grayson
Pat Collins
as Matt Jennings
Brian Lane Green
as Damon Jennings
Anna Maria Alberghetti
as Stella Patrizzi
Louis Zorich
as Marvin Levine
Frank Pellegrino
as Mr. Torcelli
Patrick Collins
as Matt Jennings
Daniel Mastrogiorgio
as Vito Patrizzi
Lou Carbonneau
as Frankie Patrizzi
Bruce Winant
as Senator Pete Bloomer
Sam Coppola
as Carlo Ricci
Elisa Heinsohn
as Tanya/Singer at Banquet
Greg Kachejian
as Restaurant Waiter
Larry Nathanson
as David Levine
Kevin Joseph
as Darnay
Jesse Volt
as Saffron
Brian Donahue
as Morris
Tina Bruno
as Little Old Lady
Sara Moon
as Sophie Patrizzi
Kenneth Solarino
as Policeman
Ralph Cole Jr.
as Gay Man
Mike Arotzky
as Unruly Customer
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Critic Reviews for Friends and Family

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Which is worse? Lame jokes about gays or lame jokes about the mob?

December 25, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

There's no rhythm or style to any of it, just the dismal feeling that the filmmakers have seen La Cage Aux Folles and The Godfather too many times.

October 3, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

An overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations.

October 2, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

First-timer Coury's fast pace can't outrun Joseph Triebwasser's predictable script, saddled with mobster clichés and queer stereotypes.

Full Review… | September 30, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Predictable fun, but fun all the same.

Full Review… | June 19, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Painless, sweet comedy.

May 15, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Friends and Family


Cute.. but to be honest, some pieces of it are completely idiotic.. my brain filtered those out while watching and I was able to enjoy the rest.. lol.. The stupid "gay" lessons, and the american militia bs was just plain dumb.. take those out and the rest was really quite adorable.. Nothing new for LGBTQ film making.. but.. sometimes you just want something that isn't taking itself too seriously. It fit the bill for today.

Anne Still
Anne Still

Avoids many of the pitfalls of stereotypical gay comedies by effectively making use of them. A solid premise, and this is genuinely lighthearted and weird.

Matthew Mazenauer
Matthew Mazenauer

Two gay lovers who work as strong arm men for the mafia is just the tip of the ice berg in this never ending tale of suprises. I really couldnt get into it.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith

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