Everybody Wants to Be Italian
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 18, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A clarification is in order. Nobody wants to be these Italians.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Marina Pliatsikas
FILMINK (Australia)

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This lame-brain romantic comedy strives hard for a shambling charm, but is unlikely to prove appealing to even the most undemanding of audiences.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Constructed out of tired jokes, vaguely familiar actors and a few forced and predictable situations, it's strictly a harmless place-filler.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's all a bit offbeat and as a consequence we are more than ready to chuckle and open up our hearts

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Justin Chang

A box of cannoli long past its sell-by date.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The film plays out pretty much exactly as you would expect -- which won't bother some people one iota.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Instead of making a likeable main character, the filmmakers give us the egotistical, brash, rude and obnoxious character of Jake.

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