Mambo Italiano

2003

Mambo Italiano

Critics Consensus

A broad, shrill comedy that plays like a sitcom.

32%

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Total Count: 75

66%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 7,842
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Movie Info

A handsome, young aspiring Canadian TV show writer, Angelo, decides to move in with his cop boyfriend, Nino, whom he's known since they were kids. Upon doing so, he's faced with the challenge of how to pull off the move, without his Italian immigrant parents discovering the truth about his sexuality--even as they're trying to set him up with a nice Italian-Canadian girl.

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Cast

Luke Kirby
as Angelo Barberini
Paul Sorvino
as Gino Barberini
Ginette Reno
as Maria Barberini
Claudia Ferri
as Anna Barberini
Peter Miller
as Nino Paventi
Mary Walsh
as Lina Paventi
Sophie Lorain
as Pina Lunetti
Tim Post
as Peter
Michel Perron
as Father Carmignani
Lou Vani
as Marco
Gordon Masten
as Beer-Bellied Man
Mark Camacho
as Johnny Cristofaro
Michael R. Romano
as Young Angelo
Stephanie Vecchio
as Young Maria
Tara Nicodemo
as Aunt Yolanda
Shaun Balbar
as Raymond
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Critic Reviews for Mambo Italiano

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (25)

Audience Reviews for Mambo Italiano

  • 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 The gay stereotypes are outdated and the other F word is thrown around way too much.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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