- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 22, 2003
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/06/2000
"...A sweet, wise, heartwarming sleeper written and directed by Raymond De Felitta..."
USA Today - 10/06/2000
"...Raymond De Felitta infuses his low-budget effort with a mellow feel [and is] good with expressing tender emotions..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 10/27/2000
"...Sundance-style filmmaking at its most successful -- personal with universal undertones, told with an unobtrusive flair..." -- Rating: A-
Box Office - 10/01/2000
"...[De Felitta] maintains a solid visual context and emotional tone. It's outstanding work all around..."
Rolling Stone - 10/26/2000
"...De Felitta creates something wonderfully funny and touching....Nicely done all around..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/06/2000
"...[With] rich, rueful humor, poignancy and tenderness....A film of rare, delicate sensibility..."
In TWO FAMILY HOUSE, Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) has a master plan: he'll buy a duplex, live on the top floor with his wife, Estelle (Katherine Narducci), and turn the ground floor into a popular jazz club. The only problem is, the house that Buddy buys already has occupants, and one of them is a pregnant young Irish woman whose abusive husband gives her little support. The two families must learn to live together and support each other, despite their differences and unrealized dreams.
- Theatrical release: October 20, 2000
- TWO FAMILY HOUSE won the Audience Award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
- The inspiration for the story came from the director's own Uncle Buddy, who seemed to have a lifelong streak of bad luck.
- De Felitta credits such directors as David Lean and George Stevens for informing his sense of storytelling and emotional honesty.
- TWO FAMILY HOUSE's Raymond De Felitta was nominated for Best Screenplay in the Independent Spirit Awards.