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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,630, 5 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$540,085, 13 January 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Gandolfini is only a year older than Aida Turturro, who plays his daughter in the film. Also, his other daughter is played by Mary-Louise Parker, who is in fact merely three years younger than him. 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 »

Quotes

Tula: When a woman bends over, a man sees a jelly doughnut. Her brain expands. His explodes. Dead on arrival in her powdered jelly doughnut.
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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.23 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be Him
Written by Maurice Vidalin, Gilbert Bécaud and Mack David
Used by permission of BMG Songs, Inc. o/b/o Editions Rideau Rougue/BMG Music Publishing France (administered by BMG Songs,
Inc.) (ASCAP)
Performed by Vikki Carr
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Another form of musical
8 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is funny in a way that American movies usually aren't. Gandolfini is playing a character extremely far away from all Soprano stuff. But he's a hero.

He's cheating on his wife in a way which isn't glamorous, just rather cheap and rather human. Susan Sarandon as the wife is really funny through all her love-hate. This family is dysfunctional, but in a way that's impossible not to like.

And it really is a musical. Sometimes. The characters burst out, miming to hit songs. That's show stoppers, but in the good sense of the word. It's all worth seeing.


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