Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    75
    Might be said to have pleasant echoes of "Garden State" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- except that they aren't echoes; this 1999 indie film was made long before those other two hits, and frankly, is just about as good.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel Kimmel
    70
    Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families.
  3. Lovingly shot on location in the Italian neighborhoods of Providence, this comfortably predictable film has its pleasures, most notably a dryly funny Adrienne Barbeau as the brothers' hip, hard-drinking Aunt Lidia.
  4. 50
    The best news here is Adrienne Barbeau, the 1970s TV star and B-movie queen (Swamp Thing), who invests the role of Anthony's aunt with a worldly-wise sensuality that suggests a long-lost cousin of Tony Soprano.
  5. 40
    The film aims for a light social satire but mainly falls flat. It feels more like a long-lost pilot for some never-aired 1970s sitcom or a misguided sequel to a Billy Joel song.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LandonB.
    Dec 4, 2006
    8
    This was one of the funnier movies I have seen this year. It shows that you don't need a big budget to make a funny movie. You need a This was one of the funnier movies I have seen this year. It shows that you don't need a big budget to make a funny movie. You need a funny script. Something most of the so-called big studio comedies have not delivered this year. Full Review »
  2. BillT.
    Nov 15, 2005
    10
    This movie really caught me off guard. Very funny and sweet.