Mambo italiano

I just watched an excellent movie on DVD – “Mambo italiano“. This is a great comedy/drama abou immigrants, traditions, family, human relationships, and homosexuality.

This film in many ways is very similar to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding“. It just covers slightly different problems from a slightly different perspective. Both picture “traditional” immigrants excellently, and both have lots of cultural humor. I think that there is even a direct link from “Mambo italiano”, when in the end journalist interviews Angelo Barberini and asks what motivated him to write the story, Angelo replies “The Greek community”. Than, of course, he corrects himself after a pause saying that “it is safe to assume that my family motivated me”.

The film is thought-provoking and entertaining. It deserves a 7 out of 10 in my book.

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