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A Wedding for Bella
Pastry, Gypsy dancing, and Scott Baio all feature prominently in this independent romantic comedy from Pittsburgh, which focuses on the relationship between three brothers and an elderly Italian couple. Dominic (Baio), Eddie (Billy Mott), and Pino (Shuler Hensley) are brothers who have little in common aside from the bakery they own together. Dominic works for a management firm and specializes in firing people; Pino is mentally handicapped; and Eddie is a womanizer. The brothers are close friends with Massimo and Bella, the Italian couple who live upstairs, and when Dominic learns that Bella… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You'll know better, but you'll still like it."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"Alas, good intentions do not always a good movie make."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"For a directorial debut, The Bread, My Sweet shows some promise, but Martin will have to engage her audience more if she wants to make a mark in film."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"A story of death-as-deus-ex-machina - where the contrivances are not so offensive - with interesting performances."
‑ Jon Lap, Apollo Guide
"The Bread, My Sweet is inoffensive"
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Filmcritic.com
"Contrived and clichéd, the dramatic momentum ends long before the movie does."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Pretty much of a mess, full of narrative gaps and characters who arbitrarily appear and disappear."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Performances are really what count in a character-driven romantic comedy like this, and each is well above the indie average."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An undercooked loaf of whimsy and sentiment...a little sourdough in the mix would have improved the recipe."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Not earthshaking, but satisfying -- like a good family meal."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"If you're willing to swallow those formulaic plot machinations, you may reasonably enjoy this rough-hewn debut effort, which is far more effective in its quieter, dialogue-heavy moments than when it attempts more ambitious cinematic conceits."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Despite good performances and a warm ambience, this squishy story needed more time in the oven."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"Like a Lifetime movie that's a step ahead of its peers, The Bread My Sweet is as gooey and tearful as the title suggests."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Although this Moonstruck knockoff is diverting to watch, it's basically a low-budget loaf of Italian-American movie cliches."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"If you're hungry for this kind of soul food, then this indie should be easy to digest."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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