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Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

R | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 2006 (Spain)
A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife.

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Nick and Kitty Murder are married middle-aged working class New Yorkers. Kitty catches Nick in an indiscretion when she finds a love poem, extolling the virtues of one specific body part, Nick wrote to his mistress, Tula. The poem is the last straw for Kitty regarding their marriage. Kitty has the support of their three grown daughters - biological or other - her cousin Bo, her pastor and others at the church. They help her with among other things finding and thus dealing with Tula, who she does not know, and looking back at if she made a mistake in choosing Nick over her first love. On the other side, Nick turns to his co-worker Angelo, and a local police officer/ex-military man for advice, which he also gets unsolicited from his tough talking mother. Nick still has Tula, a frank-talking Northern English sex shop clerk, who truly loves Nick's body parts as he loves hers. A little emotional distance may provide Nick and Kitty the best perspective of what their future holds. Written by Huggo

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anal sex | poem | sex | death | dream | See All (148) »

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A Savage Musical


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Rated R for sexual content including some strong dialogue, and language | See all certifications »

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2006 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Apisties kai tsigara  »

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Opening Weekend:

€21,297 (Netherlands) (2 April 2006)

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$540,085 (USA) (13 January 2008)
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The last live- action film of Elaine Stritch. See more »

Goofs

When Nick first comes into the house toward the beginning of the movie, his daughter's band is playing outside. When he shuts the front door, the music volume does not change. It should become more muffled with the door shut. See more »

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Nick Murder: Two, two things a man should know how to do...
Nick Murder: Be romantic and smoke his brains out.
Gene Vincent: I agree...
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References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

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A Man without Love
Written by Barry Mason, Daniele Pace, Mario Panzeri & Livraghi (as Roberto Livraghi)
Used by permission of Universal - On Backstreet Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Also performed by James Gandolfini (uncredited) with chorus
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Bold and Beautiful
15 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this wonderful film at the Toronto Film Festival and what a delightful experience it was. It's so refreshing to see a film-maker who is willing to take the huge, bold risks that John Turturo has taken in his direction. Also, what a treat it was to see James Gandofini, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken and Kate Winslet singing and dancing and making outrageous and exciting acting choices. A wonderful selection of music, a charming and literate script and consistently good performance....what else could you ask for in a movie. Watch for Elaine Stritch in a brief role that is should be required viewing for any acting student. Also loved the work of Aida Turturro. This film was a joy to watch!


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