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Big Night

Despite its superb cuisine, an Italian restaurant run by immigrant brothers verges on bankruptcy. But the siblings risk it all to save their bistro when they get the chance to cook up a feast for bandleader Louis Prima.
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Netflix Rating: 3.6
NYT Critics' Pick
Restaurateur brothers stake all on one dinner. Succulent comedy. Read the review
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A charming, delicate repast prepared by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post  full review
 
A small movie -- and that's its subtle charm.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
 
As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family and persuasive acting.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
By the end of the movie, we have been through an emotional and a sensual wringer, in a film of great wisdom and delight.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
A scrumptious tale of great food and grand passions.
Rita Kempley, Washington Post  full review
 
It will paste a big, sloppy smile on your face from its opening moment. Good luck at dislodging it.
Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
 
When it comes to seeing Big Night, two words say it all: Bon appetite!
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
 
Stanley Tucci's surprise cinematic brainchild fills you up with its audacious originality.
Mike Clark, USA Today
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