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Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

Summary: Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula. Nick is basically a good, hardworking man driven forward by will and blinded by his urges. Like Oedipus at Colonus, he is sent into exile and searches to find his way back through the damage he has done. Explores the cost and value of a relationship through life and death. When the characters can no longer express themselves with language, they break into song, lip-synching the tunes lodged in their subconscious. It is their way to escape the harsh reality of their world - to dream, to remember, and to connect to another human being.
Runtime: 105 min
Rating: Rated R for sexual content including some strong dialogue, and language.
Production: Icon Entertainment International
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Musical
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 12, 2008
Director Credit
John Turturro Director
Writer Credit
John Turturro Written By
Principal Cast Credit
James Gandolfini Nick Murder
Kate Winslet Tula
Susan Sarandon Kitty Kane
Cast Credit
Adam LeFevre Fruitman
Aida Turturro Rosebud
Amy Sedaris Frances
Barbara Sukowa Gracie
Bobby Cannavale Fryburg
Christopher Walken Cousin Bo
Eddie Izzard Gene Vincent
Elaine Stritch Nick's Mother
Mandy Moore Baby
Mary-Louise Parker Constance
P.J. Brown Police Officer
Steve Buscemi Angelo
Producer Credit
Bernie Meyers Co-Producer
Carmen Fiore Co-Producer
Carole Barham Co-Producer
David Heller Co-Producer
Douglas Lowey Co-Producer
Ellen Lowey Co-Producer
Ethan Coen Executive Producer
Harold Schein Co-Producer
Henry J. Simonds Co-Producer
Ira Rimerman Co-Producer
Iris Rimerman Co-Producer
J. David Williams Co-Producer
Jana Edelbaum Executive Producer
Jason Felts Co-Producer
Joel Coen Executive Producer
John A. Canning Jr. Co-Producer
John Bivona Co-Producer
John Penotti Producer
John Turturro Producer
Jon Turtle Co-Producer
Judith Zarin Co-Producer
Justin Berfield Co-Producer
Kuljinder Chase Co-Producer
Laurent Lambert Associate Producer
Marc Spilker Co-Producer
Matthew H. Rowland Executive Producer
Michael Karp Co-Producer
Michael Lesser Co-Producer
Mindy Schneider Co-Producer
Nasser Ahmad Co-Producer
Nick Hill Executive Producer
Norman Barham Co-Producer
Robin Gold Associate Producer
Romita Shetty Co-Producer
Rosa Meyers Co-Producer
Scott Prince Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: