Academy Awards 1992 -
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei
Rolling Stone - 04/02/1992
"...Tomei is a sexy, comic find..."
New York Times - 03/13/1992
"...MY COUSIN VINNY is easily the most inventive and enjoyable American film farce in a long time....[Tomei] gives every indication of being a fine comedian..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/20/1992
"...Marisa Tomei has the mischievous sparkle of a born star....Pesci and Tomei make a first-rate team..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/13/1992
"...PESCI's performance in MY COUSIN VINNY is something of a triumph....Tomei is so good at playing this svelte sharpie that she commandeers the screen whenever she's around..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/27/1992
"...[Pesci and Tomei] create a quirky relationship..."
Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer. When Vinny arrives in Alabama with his leather-clad girlfriend, it's a real shock for all of them! Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress--Marisa Tomei.
Two carefree pals (Ralph Macchio and Mitchell Whitfield) traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini (Joe Pesci, Lethal Weapon 3, Home Alone), a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. Vinny's never been in court - or in Alabama - and when he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend (Marisa Tomei in her Oscar® winning Supporting Actress performance), to try his first case, it's a real shock - for him and the Deep South!
New York City lawyer Vinny Gambini ventures into the deep South with his loud-mouthed, big-haired girlfriend in tow to free his cousin Bill and Bill's friend after they are mistakenly accused of murdering a convenience-store clerk. Unfortunately, Vinny passed the bar (after 6 failed attempts!) only a few weeks before, and has never even seen the inside of a courtroom. But no Gambini has lost an argument yet.
Shot at the Lee Arrendale Correctional Facility in Alto, Georgia, and in Monticello and Covington, Georgia. Filming began February 11, 1991; completed April 22, 1991. Color by Deluxe. Title design by Saxon/Ross Film Design Inc. Titles and opticals by Pacific Title.
Released theatrically in the USA March 13, 1992. Released on video October 1, 1992.
Reviewed in New York Times and Los Angeles Times on March 13, 1992.
Copyright 1992 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.