Mambo Italiano


(2003) Luke Kirby, Peter Miller, Ginette Reno

Plot Summary: Angelo Barberini is the oddball son of Italian immigrants Gino and Maria, who inadvertently ended up in Canada rather than the United States of America. Angelo shocks his parents – and his sister, Anna – by moving out on his own without getting married, and, shortly after that, shocks them further still when he reveals he is gay. via Wikipedia

Review: From the very first time I saw Mambo Italiano as a 21-year-old ‘baby gay’, I knew that this would be my favorite movie of all time. In fact, I own 3 copies of the DVD—excessive I know. This movie is hilarious, sharp, whitty, brilliant, campy, & just a solid film from beginning to end. This movie helped me laugh through my turbulent ‘coming out’ journey with my own crazy family. I would recommend this film to anyone, but especially those taking that brave first step out of the closet. 6/5 stars