• Romance & Cigarettes (2007)

Romance & Cigarettes

Release Date: September 7th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

In this musical that features characters lip-synching to classic songs, Nick (James Gandolfini), a Queens, N.Y.-based ironworker, lives with his wife, Kitty (Susan Sarandon), and three daughters. When Nick meets a significantly younger woman, Tula (Kate Winslet), he starts an affair with her, much to the chagrin of his wife, and his life is thrown into upheaval. Kitty kicks Nick out of the house, and he is forced to make some difficult decisions.

Cast: James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Walken, Bobby Cannavale, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker

Director: John Turturro

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Husband, Amusing, Wife, Madcap, Love, 2000s, Marriage, Family, Daughter, New York City, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    But by the end, when Gandolfini and Sarandon sing their sweet, hesitant little duet, it’s clear Turturro knew where he was going all along. show more

  • 30
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    The sad result is a karaoke nightmare. Loud and pointlessly crude, the film takes the disintegration of a dysfunctional working-class family and gives it the song-and-dance treatment. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Romance & Cigarettes is the real thing, a film that breaks out of Hollywood jail with audacious originality, startling sexuality, heartfelt emotions, and an anarchic liberty. The actors toss their heads and run their mouths like prisoners let loose to race free. show more

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