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|Kiss Me Guido|
Actors: Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony DeSando, Craig Chester, Domenick Lombardozzi
Director: Tony Vitale
Genres: Comedy, Drama
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Jusitn M. Smith | Gardner Kansas | 04/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"And I liked it then, but now there is so much more to choose from that is actualy thoughtful, less stereotypical, and better written.
I empathized much more with the straight character, who was trying to make the best of a bad situation. The gay character is caddy and snippy and, frankly, not very attractive.
A solid four stars
RaabH | USA | 09/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not remotely believable for even a second, this movie is still very entertaining. The plot is reminiscent of the screwball comedies of old, with misunderstandings and double entendres bouncing all over the place, with the difference that what would have been a winking gay subtext in the past is now (of course) front and center.
I think the script could have delved more deeply into the friendship between Warren and Frankie and how they become more comfortable with each other -- as it stands, it's like there's no second act. But Nick Scotti does a great job as Frankie and proves to be physically perfect for the role. (I'm not so sure that Anthony Barille completely passes as gay, though.)
This is a great movie for a rainy afternoon or a casual evening at home with friends. My only question is why Nick Scotti didn't go on to make several more movies ... he's got real screen presence and excellent comic timing.
Look for director Tony Vitale in two scenes, playing a wise-cracking pizzeria customer."
OH NO, HE'S A PINOCCHIO !
Darien Wells | Tulsa, Oklahoma USA | 10/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Kiss Me Guido" is titled by a single line in the film, which is heard only once. It refers to a straight Italian male, which in the gay community is not a real cool thing to be. This is a very good film about a straight guy who moves in with a gay roommate not knowing what he's really getting into. There are a lot of surprises ahead for Frankie Zito (Nick Scotti) who is searching to find a life of his own away from his Italian family. Frankie is an aspiring actor but must decide how willing he is to pay his dues to get there. This is the debut performance for Scotti who does a marvelous job portraying his character. I would love to see more from this actor who obviously decided not to persue an acting career. The casting and quality in this film is very good. Christopher Lawford and the guy who plays his new lover are the weak performances in my opinion. The rest of the cast is pretty good, especially Nick Scotti and Anthony Barrile. There are also some good extras included on the DVD, such as the commentary option you should enable for your second run through of this movie. It gives some great background on the making of the film and showcases some of the visual effects used. The commentary is done by filmmaker Tony Vitale. I felt the plot could have used a little more pizazz and I was a little disappointed that they stopped short of the films potential. I would however recommend it. Very good quality production, but don't expect it to be the best film you've ever seen."