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Release Date: June 24th, 1996

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
A shy, overweight pizza maker (Pruitt Taylor Vince) likes a teenage waitress (Liv Tyler) at his mother's (Shelley Winters) roadside tavern.

Cast: Shelley Winters, Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Deborah Harry, Joe Grifasi, Evan Dando

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Drama

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  • Mangold's sympathy is genuine and his refusal to mock or condescend to his characters -- indeed, that may be the point of the film -- is a pleasure. show more

  • Writer/director Mangold never compromises the integrity of his painfully-intense script. There isn't one crowd-pleasing moment in the entire movie, except perhaps the last scene, which offers a flicker of hope. show more

  • You don't guess the true horror of the place, which is that there are no secrets, because everyone here knows all about everyone else, inside and out, top to bottom, and has for years. show more

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