Love Is All There Is – 1996 – English
Comedy film directed in 1996 by Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor, and starring Joseph Bologna, Angelina Jolie, Lainie Kazan, Paul Sorvino, Barbara Carrera, Nathaniel Marston…
Synopsis: The Capomezzo’s and the Malacici’s are Italian-American families who are also rivals in the catering and restaurant business. Things come to a head when the Capomezzo’s son and the Malacici’s daughter get thrown together for the leads in a Romeo & Juliet community play. As the parents continue butting heads, the children fall in love and hilarity ensues.
Review: First off, let me say I have wanted to see this movie for about a year now because I knew Angelina Jolie was in it and I love her. But my love for her has nothing to do with my opinion of the movie. Anyhow, no video stores carried it but low and behold the local library did. I watched it and absolutely loved it. Yes there were Italian stereotypes but it was done well and funny. It was not degrading in any way.
Every actor and actress did a superb job. I laughed very hard at the sexual humor. Overall, I think this movie is well worth seeing if you can find it. It is adorable and just plain fun to watch.