Mambo Italiano

2003, Comedy, 1h 28m

76 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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A broad, shrill comedy that plays like a sitcom. Read critic reviews

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Angelo Barberini (Luke Kirby) lives at home and harbors a secret from his Italian parents, Gino (Paul Sorvino) and Maria (Ginette Reno) : He's gay. Angelo's decision to move out surprises Gino and Maria because they believe that Angelo should only leave home if he's getting married. The trusted few who know the truth are Angelo's older sister, Anna (Claudia Ferri), and his secret crush, Nino (Peter Miller). As Angelo and Nino grow closer, their families get more and more confused.

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  • Aug 26, 2011
    Spaghetti to the max!!! It's like watching a Italian soap opera... Nothing really ground breaking happened in the film
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2007
    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 The gay stereotypes are outdated and the other F word is thrown around way too much.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.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2007
    lol its so true ALL of it lol my grandparent are italian and they act like them!! lol well not all the time
    Kristina E Super Reviewer

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