Los Angeles Times - 07/11/1997
"...Reno is as watchable a character as there is on screen; Ruehl is a national treasure..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/25/1997
"...It's a small, sweet film...and the actors find it such a relief to be playing such goodhearted characters that we can almost feel it..."
A beleaguered restauranteur (Reno) promises his terminally-ill wife she'll be interred in the same cemetery as her child, but the boneyard is so close to capacity that he finds himself on a frenzied mission to keep everyone else in their bucolic Italian village alive. Meanwhile, his wife prepares her younger, sexier sister to replace her as the family matriarch. An awkward marriage of black comedy and family drama.
Description by Warner Home Video:
This film centers on Marcello, a trattoria proprietor in an Italian village who will stop at nothing to make sure his beloved but ailing wife, Roseanna, realizes her dream of being buried at the local cemetary.
Black Comedy |