Mambo Italiano (2003) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

12

Watchable

The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he's gay.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Luke Kirby, Peter Miller
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 65 found boring (10.76%)

One-line Reviews (24)

Entertaining movie .

But boring?

Entertaining bit of fluff .

A light comedy and a bit pointless, aside from wanting to have a fun time, and aside from the provoked melodrama.

Had it been rooted in the post-war Italian immigration, with the main character growing up in the sixties and coming of age in the seventies, all of this might be more believable.

The family characters are all entertaining and well done.

Some say it is a kind of spin-off of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and the protagonist Angelo even implies this at the very end of the film - confirming my impression that this is an honest, open and very enjoyable film.

But everybody else is either shrill and overbearing (Ginette Rene especially) or bland.

but he's so wooden and dull.

Very entertaining and fun.

In summary, this film is a lot of fun, very entertaining, humorous, visually appealing, and there is something for everyone!

The arguments of the parents are very lively and funny, and are entertaining to watch.

This light comedy is a funny approach to what happens when the unexpected occurs.

Additionally, like many of these movies, it feels like a drawn out sitcom episodes.

Predictable?

Sure, the script isn't great or the plot isn't outstanding, but the movie is funny, entertaining and strikes a personal chord with me.

The movie seemed pretty dull from start to end.

A cliché plot makes little disturbance, the only should-be distinguished part is a cast of spanking lampooned characters treads the boards with self-conscious affectations (the only exception could be Paul Sorvino).

The languid pace may get to you, especially when they've finished chronicling Angelo's life and you realize less than a third of the movie is over, but it is very much worth the watch.

It is very fast paced, each subplot don't last for more than 1 minute.

A real waste of time.

Angelo (Luke Kirby) has a boring job as a travel reservation agent while he dreams of becoming a writer.

Scene after scene is highly entertaining.

I am glad to say, it was a very enjoyable movie.