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Romance & Cigarettes R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 12, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "Making a Homemade Musical"
    • Deleted Scenes with Commentary - John Turturro
    • Introduction: John Turturro
    • Audio Commentary: John Turturro - Director; Amedeo Turturro

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Executive Production by , , , &

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 59


User Ratings: 9,742
[The cast] injects the film with continual shots of adrenaline. The cast is clearly having the time of its life...and the excitement is contagious.
New York Times
Sep 7, 2007
Rating: 58/100 -- The film has an overall tonal inconsistency and suffers from the occasional bout of tin-ear-itis, which ultimately derails this sometimes interesting attempt at reinvigorating the genre. Full Review
Apollo Guide
Dec 31, 2007
Rating: D -- While it looks like it was great fun to film, it's regrettably little fun to watch.
AV Club
Dec 6, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Romance and Cigarettes is a dark-red valentine to the way that pop music gets under our skin. Full Review
Seattle Times
Dec 14, 2007
Steve Buscemi's appearances as Nick's steelworker mate Angelo guarantee injections of energy and laughs...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- It takes us on a unique, passionately committed journey.
Los Angeles Daily News
Dec 21, 2007
Winslet pulls out all the stops as the funny, needy, raunchy, heartbreaking Tula...
Los Angeles Times
Dec 21, 2007

Product Description:

Part comedy, part romance, part drama, part musical, John Turturro's ROMANCE & CIGARETTES teeters on the brink of collapse at every single moment, just like the fragile characters that inhibit the film's frantic, manic world. The result is an unsettling, exhilarating, and thrillingly alive spectacle of a motion picture. Nick Murder (James Gandolfini) is a blue-collar worker who falls under the spell of the gorgeous redhead Tula (Kate Winslet). But when his frustrated wife, Kitty (Susan Sarandon), finds out, the Murder family begins to short circuit. Of the three daughters--Constance (Mary-Louise Parker), Rosebud (Aida Turturro), and Baby (Mandy Moore)--Baby appears to be next in line for love, though no one approves of her choice of mate, the goofy Fryburg (Bobby Cannavale). Kitty's absurd Cousin Bo (a hilarious Christopher Walken) helps her to track down Tula, but that proves to be a futile exercise as well. Along the way, there are crude coworkers (Steve Buscemi), annoying neighbors (Amy Sedaris), and brash in-laws (Elaine Stritch) to add even more zaniness to the proceedings. To make matters more bizarre, characters break out into song-and-dance routines whenever the fancy strikes them. While Turturro's film is certainly an acquired taste, it is nonetheless one of the more distinct works of the decade. He creates a world that is on the verge of absolute collapse, with characters who are clearly desperate to retain a connection to someone or something in our harsh modern world.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 7, 2007
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 36,070
  • UPC: 043396128873
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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