6.3/10
10,989
73 user 89 critic

Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

R | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 2006 (Spain)
Trailer
1:50 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife.

Director:

John Turturro

Writer:

John Turturro
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Holy Smoke (1999)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton
Hideous Kinky (1998)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Kate Winslet, Bella Riza, Saïd Taghmaoui
Passione (2010)
History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A look at the musical roots and traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world.

Director: John Turturro
Stars: John Turturro, Max Casella, Riccardo Ciccarelli
Iris I (2001)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.

Director: Todd Field
Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson
Mac (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro
Stars: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Capotorto
Jude (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham
Illuminata (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro
Stars: Leo Bassi, Henri Behar, Maurizio Benazzo
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian
Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse
Barton Fink (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Nick Murder
Susan Sarandon ... Kitty Kane
Kate Winslet ... Tula
Steve Buscemi ... Angelo
Bobby Cannavale ... Fryburg
Mandy Moore ... Baby
Mary-Louise Parker ... Constance
Aida Turturro ... Rosebud
Christopher Walken ... Cousin Bo
Barbara Sukowa ... Gracie
Elaine Stritch ... Nick's Mother
Eddie Izzard ... Gene Vincent
Amy Sedaris ... Frances
P.J. Brown P.J. Brown ... Police Officer
Adam LeFevre ... Fruitman
Edit

Storyline

Nick and Kitty Murder are married middle-aged working class New Yorkers. Kitty catches Nick in an indiscretion when she finds a love poem, extolling the virtues of one specific body part, Nick wrote to his mistress, Tula. The poem is the last straw for Kitty regarding their marriage. Kitty has the support of their three grown daughters - biological or other - her cousin Bo, her pastor and others at the church. They help her with among other things finding and thus dealing with Tula, who she does not know, and looking back at if she made a mistake in choosing Nick over her first love. On the other side, Nick turns to his co-worker Angelo, and a local police officer/ex-military man for advice, which he also gets unsolicited from his tough talking mother. Nick still has Tula, a frank-talking Northern English sex shop clerk, who truly loves Nick's body parts as he loves hers. A little emotional distance may provide Nick and Kitty the best perspective of what their future holds. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Savage Musical


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including some strong dialogue, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Icon Film Distribution [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Apisties kai tsigara See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,630, 5 October 2007

Gross USA:

$540,085
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Turturro began writing an outline of this film while on the set of Barton Fink (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Nick first comes into the house toward the beginning of the movie, his daughter's band is playing outside. When he shuts the front door, the music volume does not change. It should become more muffled with the door shut. See more »

Quotes

Baby: Dad?
Nick Murder: Yeah.
Baby: I'm going into wedlock.
See more »

Connections

References Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want Candy
Written by Bert Berns and Bob Feldman (as Robert Feldman), Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein) and Richard Gottehrer
Used by permission of Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Sloopy II Music, Inc. (BMI), Bert Russell Music LLC (BMI)
Performed by Mandy Moore, Aida Turturro and Mary-Louise Parker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tuturro and the Coen Brothers unite for a bizarre musical
3 October 2010 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Romance and Cigarettes" is an outrageous musical about the working class. It takes some getting used to, but it's well worth it, thanks to all of the talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes. It's risky, it's off the wall, it's bold, and at times, it's a riot. And you can't beat the soundtrack or the dancing policemen.

James Gandolfini plays Nick Murder (who else), a cheating husband married to Susan Sarandon and involved with the nearly unrecognizable Kate Winslet, a red-headed slut. They have three daughters: Constance (Mary-Louise Parker), Rosebud (Aida Turturro, Gandolfini's sister in the Sopranos; Turturro is one year younger than Gandolfini and Mary-Louise Parker is three years younger), and Baby (Mandy Moore), who have their own romance problems. The cast also includes Steve Buscemi, Bobby Carnavale, Eddie Izzard, and Christopher Walken. The characters all break into song with no notice, and the music includes "Piece of My Heart," "This is a Man's World," "Delilah," "Trouble," and many others.

The film chronicles the choice Nick Murder must make as he grapples with his life.

Very quirky and not for everyone, but some really marvelous performances, great music, and both fun and poignant moments.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 73 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed