Mambo Italiano (2003)

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Mambo Italiano: Directed by Émile Gaudreault. With Luke Kirby, Ginette Reno, Paul Sorvino, Mary Walsh. The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he’s gay.

“I decided to see this film because I had nothing else to do. I wasnu0026#39;t expecting much more than gay stereotypes and ridiculous humor. However I discovered just the opposite.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI have heard comparisons to u0026quot;My Big Fat Greek Weddingu0026quot;, but the only similarity I see is in the stereotypical presentation of nationalities. However, these stereotypes arenu0026#39;t offensive, but more so delightful and some what sweet.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAngelo (Luke Kirby) is presented with just enough humor, but more so just enough heart that it makes the character beleiveable. For once gays are not presented as obnoxious drag queens or someone dying from AIDS. In fact, the two latter factions are not even present in the film. Instead it focuses on one mans humorous journey of self discovery in both relations to his family, partner, and his own sexuality.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAt the end of the film, you leave feeling very happy. Sure everything turned out for the best in the end, but sometimes we need films like this to remind just how fun and quirky life can be at times.”

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