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Romance & Cigarettes It's possible that only an actor could talk so many other good actors into looking this ridiculous on screen. Somehow, director John Turturro...Romance & CigarettesComedy, MusicalPT115MR It's possible that only an actor could talk so many other good actors into looking this ridiculous on screen. Somehow, director John Turturro...2007-09-05Eddie IzzardMandy MooreMary-Louise ParkerAida TurturroChristopher WalkenEddie Izzard, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker, Aida Turturro, Christopher WalkenUnited Artists (MGM)
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Romance & Cigarettes

Genre: Comedy, Musical; Starring: Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Eddie Izzard, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker, Aida Turturro, Christopher Walken; Director: John Turturro; Author: John Turturro; Release Date Limited: 09/07/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 115; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

It’s possible that only an actor could talk so many other good actors into looking this ridiculous on screen. Somehow, director John Turturro persuaded James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, and Mary-Louise Parker (among others) to lip-synch and dance through his unmagical quasi-musical about a Queens construction worker (Gandolfini) and his affair with a really crude cockney (Winslet, proving once and for all that she can be good in anything). With Walken around, hair up high, of course there are fleeting moments of fascinating weirdness, but even then, you’re still moderately embarrassed for the cast.

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