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Romance & Cigarettes
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Romance & Cigarettes 2007

description written by member Zara:

Romance and Cigarettes is a down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick (Gandolfini) is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty (Sarandon), a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula (Winslet). Nick is basically a good, hardworking man driven forward by will and blinded by his urges. Like Oedipus at Colonus, he is sent into exile and searches to find his way back through the damage he has done. In an imaginative, humorous, and touching way, Romance and Cigarettes explores the cost and value of a relationship through life and death. When the characters can no longer express themselves with language, they break into song, lip-synching the tunes lodged in their subconscious. It is their way to escape the harsh reality of their world - to dream, to remember, and to connect to another human being.

Release Date:September 7th, 2007
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:115 minutes
Directed By:
John TurturroJohn Turturro
Written By:
John TurturroJohn Turturro
James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
Steve BuscemiSteve Buscemi
Bobby CannavaleBobby Cannavale
Mandy MooreMandy Moore
Mary-Louise ParkerMary-Louise Parker
No image existsAida Turturro
Christopher WalkenChristopher Walken
No image existsBarbara Sukowa
No image existsElaine Stritch
Eddie IzzardEddie Izzard
Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
No image existsP.J. Brown
Adam LeFevreAdam LeFevre
No image existsCady Huffman
No image existsTonya Pinkins
No image existsDavid Thornton
Kumar PallanaKumar Pallana
No image existsJune Stein
No image existsKatherine Borowitz
No image existsJohn Kelly
No image existsJoe Paparone
John TurturroJohn Turturro
No image existsRobert Morgan
No image existsMichael McElroy
No image existsJoseph Longo
No image existsDevon McRimmon
No image existsRyan Webb
No image existsJacob Lumet-Cannavale
No image existsDiego Turturro
No image existsKatherine Turturro

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Romance & Cigarettes Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/28/2008)

This is not your daddy's rom-com. Quirky and funny and certainly musical. It is what you would expect from working-class New Yorkers. Full of energy and feeling and expression, this movie is just the ticket for those who see romance in a cloud of smoke.

Imagine Kate Winslet saying to James Gandolfini, "I want you to put...

(complete Romance & Cigarettes review by Movie Addict)

Romance & Cigarettes Movie Review by Zara (2/26/2008)

You'll have to pardon me, but I'm a little bit moist right now.

I never fancied myself attracted to Kate Winslet in the past, but as a redhead in this flick with a hardcore (the ManPerson and I argued over whether it was a c*ckney or Irish accent. He says the former, I say the latter) accent and a dirty mouth to boot,...

(complete Romance & Cigarettes review by Zara)

Romance & Cigarettes Movie Review by Douglas (12/10/2007)

Originally scheduled for release in 2005, writer and director John Turturro had to fight many battles along the way to finally get this bawdy musical-drama in theaters. Produced by the Coen Brothers, the film is a combination of pulp fiction, working-class malaise, over-the-top comedy, and some touching dramatic moments....

(complete Romance & Cigarettes review by Douglas)

Romance & Cigarettes Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (10/19/2007)

What a mess!

I was wondering why a film with so many great actors and such a promising director and producers would be stalled before release and given the TV treatment, and then I saw it.

This film is a bungled mess of trying to be a musical where people don't really sing, a drama where we don't understand anyone's...

(complete Romance & Cigarettes review by Jessica Film Junkie)

Romance & Cigarettes Movie Review by Jarrod (9/13/2007)

'Romance and Cigarettes' is a bizarre musical, where recognizable stars sing along to pop songs and even dance, quite competently on both counts, which really surprised me, but then I never knew if any of them possessed any talents like this. Except for Christopher Walken, who demonstrated his abilities in Hairspray and a...

(complete Romance & Cigarettes review by Jarrod)

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