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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 50
    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. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    As for that title, neither character is Italian, but each thinks the other is - a weak device designed purely to inspire a slew of stereotypes. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

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

  • 25
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    So awash in tired ethnic clichés that the story drowns. show more

  • 40
    Justin Chang Variety

    A clumsy but inoffensive romantic comedy. show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Features annoying characters navigating unbelievable situations. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    Less a movie than a charm offensive beamed at those who thought "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was a masterpiece. show more

  • September 10, 2008 penelope
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    Great little comedy. The critics are all wrong. Everybody in the Theater was laughing out loud, and I live in a Jewish neighborhood!!!. What a charming movie!!!! Everyone in the cast was perfect!! Welcome back Penny Marshal. We missed you girl. Come back more often! We love you!! Go see it everyone. You will be glad you did!!A third generation Italian, and proud of it!! 5 stars all the way!

  • September 07, 2008 jomanfitz3
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    Saw this in south jersey during opening eagles game and the theater was filled (granted with a lot of italians) but the movie got a lot of spontaneous laughs from the audience. I found this a cute, refreshing, entertaining movie that moviegoers would appreciate, maybe not outlandish enough for the critics, but quirky and fun. Jablonsky was lead material and endearing as the adorable but clueless jake and the other guys in the fish market were engaging too. The dialogue was naturally funny and clever without trying too hard. Got the impression that the audience thoroughly enjoyed the film.

  • September 06, 2008 Sh0p TiLlYaDr0p9
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    this movie was alright.i was kinda bored in the beginnning so i feel asleep,but my friend woke me up and when i watched it it looked pretty interesting

  • September 06, 2008 ggderby
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    Sleeper movie of the year, great movie

  • September 06, 2008 tidlerbowie
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    Critics have been way off, Italian was a solid 3 out of 5, not the best but certainly it wasn't that bad, I liked the dialogue between the guy's in the fish market, Cerina Vincent was a catch too. I love the line, "So your not a real doctor?" Every guy thinks that about Vet's.

  • September 05, 2008 moviewatchernyc
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    The critics were generous by giving this movie one star- most likely out of respect for Ms. Marshall's stellar and brief 2 cameos. The remaining 95 minutes are not worth your time, the big screen or even a dvd rental on a rainy night. It provided a slight notch above porn quality dialogue and acting.

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