Romance & Cigarettes (2007) 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… 2007-09-07 R PT115M Comedy Musical Steve Buscemi James Gandolfini Susan Sarandon Kate Winslet Eddie Izzard Mandy Moore Mary-Louise Parker Aida Turturro Christopher Walken United Artists (MGM)
Movie Review

Romance & Cigarettes (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, ... | THERE ARE NO WORDS Gandolfini and Winslet's passion can only be expressed via song
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THERE ARE NO WORDS Gandolfini and Winslet's passion can only be expressed via song
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Sep 07, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 115 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Musical; With: Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet; 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.

Originally posted Sep 05, 2007 Published in issue #953-954 Sep 14, 2007 Order article reprints