Director: Anne Bancroft
Writer: Anne Bancroft
Keywords: Comedy, Obesity
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Review by Joe (posted on 13-May-2005)
Writing perfection by Bancroft. The depiction of Italian heritage was flawless. The bastardations of the Italian language and sicilian inflections and dialect were perfect.
The wake was so typical of an Italian wake at that time it was real.
I can't say enough to laud the entire production.
The scene at the doctor's office when Dom was examined by the diet doctor who was smoking so true at that time.
The scene when the secretary was describing what Dom could not eat and the expressions on his face were like he was living living a reality not acting. One of the best comedies in years. I hope it has been re-done in DVD format and re-processed. I guess one can see I loved it. A precious legacy for all involved in this production.
Review by Scott (posted on 30-May-2007)
Growing up on Long Island, and spending much time with the Italian family accross the street, I remember watching this movie multiple times as a youngster. I can remember laughing at length, every time I watched it. Some highlights are when Dom returns home from getting the Chinese food and the Birthday Cake. Also very funny was when his weightloss sponsors came to the house and wanted some honey for their tea.
This is a must see!
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