Big Night

Synopsis: Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution - he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  9 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
80
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
R
Year:
1996
109 min
398 Views

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What?

More salt?

No.

Not too fine, eh?

Sometimes you cut too fine,

then all you taste is the garlic.

Okay.

Let's go. Five minutes, huh?

Cristiano, let's go. Hurry up.

Chop, chop!

- We open in five minutes.

- Oh, my God, I can't believe...

Remind me tomorrow

to call the plumber to come back

so I can kill him.

- Are we ready?

- I'm ready half an hour.

Wait! The risotto.

Yes. Go.

Oh, thank God. Okay, here we go.

Oh, I'm just so hungry.

- Signore.

- Oh, that looks good.

You got leaves with yours.

Here we go.

Okay.

- Cristiano.

- Sir?

- Is this what I ordered?

- Yes, that is the risotto.

Is a special recipe

that my brother and I bring from Italy.

It's delicious, I promise.

It took so long I thought you went

all the way back to Italy to get it.

Yes, I know. But it's worth it, I promise.

- You'd like fresh pepper or cheese?

- No, I don't eat cheese.

- Cheese, yeah. Lots of cheese.

- Oh, yeah, he likes cheese.

Yeah.

Excuse me.

Didn't you say that this was going to be

rice with seafood?

Yes. It is Italian Arborio rice. The best.

And then with shrimp,

and scallop, and...

I just don't see anything

that looks like a shrimp or a scallop.

I just... Well, I'm...

I mean, it's just not what I expected.

But I get a side order of spaghetti

with this, right?

Why? Well, no...

I thought all main courses come

with spaghetti.

Well, some, yes, but, you see,

risotto is rice, so it is a starch.

And it doesn't go really with pasta.

- But I don't...

- Honey, honey.

Order a side of spaghetti, that's all.

- And I'll eat your meatballs.

- Yeah, he'll have the meatballs.

Well, the spaghetti comes

without meatballs.

There are no meatballs

with the spaghetti?

No. Sometimes spaghetti likes

to be alone.

All right, then, I guess we'll also have

a side order of meatballs.

- Side of...

- Meat? This is fine. Let's just eat.

All right, then no meatballs and we'll

just have a side order of spaghetti.

Primo, please. Just... Come on.

I want to know for who.

Just make me

the side order of spaghetti, please.

Secondo, I want to know

for who is it for.

For the lady with the risotto.

- What? Why?

- She like starch. I don't know.

- Come on!

- Bitch!

I make it myself.

Who are these people in America?

I need to talk to her.

Oh, please, Primo.

What are you going to do?

Tell the customer

what she can eat, huh?

That is what she want.

That is what the customer ask for.

Make it. Make the pasta. Make it.

Make it. Make the pasta.

- Come on. Let's go.

- How can she want...

They both are starch.

Maybe I should make mashed potatoes

for on the other side.

Primo, look, don't, okay?

Because they are the first customer

to come in two hours.

- The f*cking pipes are...

- No! She's a criminal.

I want to talk to her.

You want to talk to her? Okay.

You wanna talk to her?

Okay, that's great.

You wanna talk to her?

Okay. Good. Fine.

I'm sick of this every f*cking night,

okay? You wanna talk to her?

All right. Good. Okay, here we go. Okay.

Go talk to her.

No. She is a Philistine.

I'm no gonna talk to her.

She no understand anyway.

It will be just a moment.

Everything okay?

- Good morning.

- Please, sit down.

- Thank you.

- Cigarette?

Oh, yes. Thank you.

Okay.

Thank you.

So, this is completely different here,

than when I was before.

Well, it's a beautiful renovation.

Because, you know,

we went through that with our restaurant

when we first started.

It's a lot of work. It's a lot of money.

Pain in the neck, you know.

But I think it come out good, you know,

because it's simple.

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Stanley Tucci (; born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, and film director.He has won three Emmy Awards; two for his performances in Winchell and Monk, and one as a producer of Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones (2009). He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek!. more…

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