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Kiss the Bride (2002)

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Three sisters find themselves battling for love and validation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Detmer ... Danni
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Tom
Brooke Langton ... Niki
Monet Mazur ... Toni
Alyssa Milano ... Amy
Vanessa Parise ... Chrissy
Johnathon Schaech ... Geoff
Talia Shire ... Irena
Johnny Whitworth ... Marty
Burt Young ... Santo
Frances Bay ... Grandma Julia
Rocco Olivo Rocco Olivo ... Pepe
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Luigi
Lillian Adams ... Aunt Speed
Vanna Salviati Vanna Salviati ... Aunt Fanny
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Storyline

In Rhode Island, in the Italian-American family Sposato, Danni is going to marry Geoffrey Brancato. Danni lives with her parents Santo and Irena and is the third and 'the good daughter' of her family. Her three sisters come for her wedding: the older Nikki, a successful TV starlet, who works in a TV show very similar to 'Baywatch'. Nikki brings her boy-friend and manager Marty Weinberg to be introduced to her family. Chrissy, who deals with investments in Wall Street; and the rebel younger Toni , who plays in a rock-and- roll band with her lesbian lover Amy Kayne. Together, they have meals in the restaurant of Tom Terranova, the former and first love of Nikki. Many discussions of the Sposato family show wounds not healed, when the characters expose their real feelings. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Embrassez la mariée! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie was shot over an eighteen day period in October 2001. See more »

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Danisa 'Danni' Sposato: You know what, that's it! That's it! Oh, God! All my life you guys have made me feel bad, because, because I love to be at home, in Westerly with my family. And when you were mean to me, or you made me feel stupid, or you ignored me, I tried not to judge you. And I pretended not to be subconscious of it. And now, I found a man that I love. Who I'm gonna spend the rest of my life with. And I'm gonna make my own family. And I wanted you all to be here. So maybe we could take the good times and ...
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Insight & Laughter
24 February 2005 | by tonyp152See all my reviews

I found Kiss the Bride to be an edgy, enjoyable, movie ride with some superbly timed dramatic and comedic surprises along the way.

The pace of the movie was good and the score was great - it really complemented the goings-on on screen. The characters all showed varying degrees of insight into familial relationships, making choices about life, and then reevaluating those life choices. Some questions got resolved and answered, to some degree, during the course of the movie, others remained open-ended and unresolved - a lot like life. The characters also showed some pretty human flaws like insensitivity, self absorption, ingratitude. Put all together, it made for a very good movie. Sit back and enjoy!


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