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Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

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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
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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 ... Police Officer
Adam LeFevre ... Fruitman
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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

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Taglines:

A Savage Musical


Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Icon Film Distribution [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Apisties kai tsigara See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,630, 5 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$540,085, 13 January 2008
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Cousin Bo: Some people fear the Lord. I fear women.
Kitty Kane: What really happened between you and Roe?
Cousin Bo: Roe... was my first love. I traced her name in cow shit. She was my first, my last, my everything.
Kitty Kane: Was it um... true? I mean that, you had...?
Cousin Bo: What?
Kitty Kane: Um... trouble?
Cousin Bo: Only with Roe. With other chicks, I'm Barry White. I go to the meat market.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Samson & Delilah Theme
Written by Victor Young
Used by permission of Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
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You know you do it, too...
22 July 2006 | by Fedaykin_SadakoSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this film, I knew that I would love it. I knew that it would have quirky dialogue and stilted situations and yet be fantastically fantastic, not to mention the dream cast. The thing that closed the deal for me was finding out that one of Susan Sarandon's songs would be "Piece of My Heart." When I heard that, I knew that I NEEDED to see this film.

I was not let down in the slightest.

I love how it takes something we all do at any given time (seek solace in singing a song that portrays how we're feeling) and makes a movie around it. The cast is simply to die for. They're all amazing, though we could have used more Mary-Louise Parker and Eddie Izzard, and it's a perfect film for all of them.

Love it...absolutely love it.


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