Dem Blue Eyes...
Felgate (Hugh 'McCartney-esque' Grant) is a autioner at a Sotheby's
wanna be art auction house. He falls for a beautiful puffy lipped
Italian named Gina (Jeanne 'triple-double-dare you' Tripplehorn).
Gina comes from the world of large sausage dinners and cadavers
in cement, see. Gina's dad Frank (James 'what you lookin' at'
Caan) Asks a little premarital favor of Michael involving some,
ah, laundry and here we go...bad art and Mafioso cliches abound.
a few hearty laughs-usually thanks to Grants excellent delivery
of the script. They have the retarded, oops sorry, special brother
from 'Rocky' (Burt Young) in here as Vito the big cheese of
the whole cheese case, that was fun.
Hugh Grant was fabulous in Notting
Hill. I guess he figures he's working. I mean his ultra
gorgeous girlfriend and empire CEO Elizabeth Hurley, puts up
with so much from the little cutie. Supporting him would probably
be the last straw. If she has a last straw. God she's a tolerant
gal. I'd have sautéed his nary ass years ago.
is...well...the same character in a lesser story. It had it's
moments, but people. The recipe is so over done. Mr. Young-n-Dashing
somebody meets daughter of a Mafia family, of course mix until
Mr. Young-n-Dashing gets thrown into the family unwillingly,
let rise till he must rescue the maiden and quickly prevail.
Mix this thin dough with a heavy pinch of standard Italian stereotypes
to fill the time, roll it out with some cute actors, place in
Hollywood movie oven and presto a nice generic pizza movie for
families to enjoy. Fun, and quaint. Wait and rent it.
Snack recommendation: Steak rawre
Starring: Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James
Caan, Scott Thomson,James Fox, Burt Young and the entire extras
cast from The Sopranos.
Produced by ELIZABETH HURLEY and Charles Mulvehill