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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James Gandolfini
Kate Winslet
Susan Sarandon
Christopher Walken
Steve Buscemi
Directors
John Turturro
Screenwriters
John Turturro
Running Time
106 minutes

Romance And Cigarettes
A working class musical with James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, and Christopher Walken.


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Romance And Cigarettes

Plot
The marriage of construction worker Nick Murder (Gandolfini) goes into freefall when his wife, Kitty (Sarandon), discovers he has taken a mistress, Tula (Winslet). As Kitty enlists her Cousin Bo (Walken) to track down Tula, and his youngest daughter (Mandy Moore) falls for a wannabe rock star (Bobby Cannavale), Nick’s predicament goes from worse to godawful.


Verdict
Terrific as a musical, indifferent as a drama, the movie’s great cast fails to rescue a scattershot approach. See it, though, for Walken on inspired form.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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