Angelo Barberini is the oddball son of Italian immigrants Gino and Maria, who inadvertently ended up in Canada rather than the States. Angelo shocks his parents by moving out on his own without getting married, and shocks them further still when he reveals that he's gay. But his boyfriend, policeman Nino Paventi isn't as ready to come out of the closet -- especially not to his busybody mother, Lina.
I think I enjoyed the movie because I am part Italian and see parts of my family in those being portrayed. My mother is the Italian in my family and she comes from a LARGE Italian family. I remember when I was little going to LARGE family get togethers and meeting a lot of family odd balls. I was kind of attracted to the main character Angelo. I don’t know why, but I was. I connected with him because he wanted to become a television writer, just like me.
What’s funny is that in a “Brokeback” kind of scene where Nino and Angelo first hook up in a tent while camping. The movie was made in 2003 so it was pre-Brokeback.
Anyway, if any of you have Netflix (or the Blockbuster service) I suggest you check it out. I don’t like the ending of the movie. The acting is okay and I hear the play version is a LOT better than the movie if you get good actors.