Big Night (1996)
Directed by: Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Allison Janney
Synopsis: A bittersweet story of two brothers in search of the American dream. Primo and Secondo Pilaggi are Italian immigrants who settle on the New Jersey shore and open a restaurant, the Paradise, hoping to strike rich. Primo, the elder brother, is a master chef from the Old World who is concerned only with quality and authenticity in the kitchen. econdo, the younger brother and business manager, is all too eager to compromise if it means more customers and cash. Teetering on the blink of failure, the brothers learn that the famed Italian-American musician Louis Prima is performing in the area and they contrive to host a dinner in his honor. Hoping that a big night based around a celebrity like Prima will get them publicity, the brothers pool all their talent, energy and every cent they have to plan a sumptuous banquetof unsurpassed ambition. What follows is a culinary adventure that will teach them alot about themselves, each other and their different definitions of life, love and success.
Hmm.. a long time has passed since I last did this, but I'll give it my best. The movie is good, even if your not a cuisine or an Italian fan you'd like it. It has that little something in it that makes it good. I found it for myself and everybody else will probably also. I'm kinda drawing a blank what to write, because the synopsis is long enough and tells the entire storyline. What I'll say about the ending, without giving it away, is that it's great. A 5 minute, uncut frame. Can it get any better? Oh yes it can. It took the whole movie in to this one scene and it was just perfect. I'd shed a tear, if I could cry. The story it self will keep you interested through out the progress. It's interesting, fun and compelling. Final Verdict?? Yeah, watch it, it's a tasting experience that will last in your mouth. (I just had to say something stupid like that)