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  • Summary: A romantic comedy set in a Pittsburgh bakery.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 75
    Yes, the movie is corny, but no, it's not dumb. It's clever and insightful in the way it gets away with this story, which is almost a fable.
  2. The Bread, My Sweet is not for the cynical, who will doubtlessly find themselves gasping for air before the film's over and demanding a reality check of anyone who actually likes it. Their loss.
  3. A touching, sophisticated film that almost seems like a documentary in the way it captures an Italian immigrant family on the brink of major changes.
  4. 50
    The plot is straight off the shelf, the performances are television-caliber and the message of providing solace through deception is a little creepy. Then again, that formula resulted in record-breaking ticket sales for "Greek Wedding."
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    While the supporting players fall victim to their broadly conceived roles, Baio and Minter underplay charmingly, and actually manage to make us care about their characters despite their less than credible aspects.
  6. 50
    You know exactly how this thing is going to turn out before it's even half over.
  7. 20
    The film would be insufferable if it weren't for the total sincerity and commitment of its players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. scottc
    Dec 5, 2005
    Well worth the time. a wonderful surprise.

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