UNCLE NINO (Theatrical Release USA 2005)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Uncle Nino presents a small, but thoughtful story with a decidedly European flavor that heals as well as entertains. The acting ranges from average to good but seems, due to the combined presence of Pierrino Mascarino and Joe Mantegna, quite satisfying. The movie works at a slower continental pace while examining two cultures far removed from each other.

Storyline

Uncle Nino comes from Italy to visit his American family.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Shallcross for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Barnie Visser for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino), Robert (Joe Mantegna), Marie (Anne Archer), Bobby (Trevor Morgan), Bones (Duke Doyle), Joey (Daniel Adebayo), Gina (Gia Mantegna), Italian Truck Driver (Gianfranco Landi), Pet Store Worker (Abby Sher), and Store Worker (John Hudd).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s worth at least one viewing for its kind reminder of best ways to establish life value, where that value rests, responsibility to family, how far that extends, where love lives and how to stay within love’s embrace.

Ben Meyers 

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