Everybody Wants to Be Italian
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Everybody Wants to Be Italian
A lovelorn urbanite who has spent nearly a decade trying to win back his ex-girlfriend gets involved in a romantic case of mistaken ethnicity in director Jason Todd Ipson's warmhearted relationship comedy. It's been eight years since Jake's girlfriend left him, and despite the fact that she's now married with three children, he refuses to move on. Fed up with their depressive pal's unwillingness to let go of the past, Jake's friends set him up on a blind date with a beautiful Italian woman from Boston's North End. Though Jake is convinced that such a woman would… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A clarification is in order. Nobody wants to be these Italians."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Full of clunky humor, battle-of-the-sexes musings and spicy accordion music, Everybody Wants to Be Italian is relentless -- but not necessarily relentless fun."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"While not being entirely original or clever in its exploration of modern Italian culture, it's a light-hearted film which delivers just enough giggles to keep it upbeat and kind of cute."
‑ Marina Pliatsikas, FILMINK (Australia)
"This particular film surely straddles the line between 'romp' and 'zany,' and maybe even deserves that most hallowed of accolades: 'zany romp.'"
‑ Micah Towery, Slant Magazine
"[Sets] up hackneyed relationships, conflicts and resolutions with such a lack of imagination and subtlety that paying attention to narrative particulars quickly becomes a waste of time."
‑ Nick Schager, Cinematical
"This lame-brain romantic comedy strives hard for a shambling charm, but is unlikely to prove appealing to even the most undemanding of audiences."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Constructed out of tired jokes, vaguely familiar actors and a few forced and predictable situations, it's strictly a harmless place-filler."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It's all a bit offbeat and as a consequence we are more than ready to chuckle and open up our hearts"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"A dreadful romantic comedy with totally unappealing characters."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film is a reminder why romantic comedies have died off so much in recent years."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"A box of cannoli long past its sell-by date."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"The film plays out pretty much exactly as you would expect -- which won't bother some people one iota."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Instead of making a likeable main character, the filmmakers give us the egotistical, brash, rude and obnoxious character of Jake."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"If you thought the ethnic stereotyping in My Big Fat Greek Wedding was bad, this charmless romantic comedy will drive you to despair."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Writer-director Jason Todd Ipson's romantic comedy is so awash in tired ethnic clichés that the story drowns."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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