Big Mamma's Boy (2011)
Reviewed by Roberto Di Donato on
. Review and Trailer of the film Big Mamma's Boy Nothing that is Italian and sacred is left untouched in this zany comedy. Lasagne, arranged marriages, Fiats, Rai television, the flower filled garden, the vege patch and old Nonno who’s hearing seems to improve whenever there is gossip to be heard...
Director: Franco di Chiera
Starring: Frank Lotito, Holly Valance
If you are Italian or have Italian friends you will not only enjoy this movie, but will laughingly relate to it as well. A small Australian movie made on a shoestring budget, its cast consists of a handful of fine Italian/Greek performers who have been in the industry for many years.
Rocco is 35 years of age and still lives at home with his overbearing, overprotective mamma. She has worn black for 12 years since her husband died, prepares large “wog” meals for her son to take to work, does everything for him and ultimately expects him to marry “a nice Italian girl”. When Rocco falls for an “Aussie chick” wonderfully played by Holly Valance, the scene is set for a hilarious 90 minute journey into the lives of a highly stereotyped Italian family which will have you rolling in laughter!
Nothing that is Italian and sacred is left untouched in this zany comedy. Lasagne, arranged marriages, Fiats, Rai television, the flower filled garden, the vege patch and old Nonno who’s hearing seems to improve whenever there is gossip to be heard. This movie went largely unwatched by Australians and Italians when released in cinemas. Possibly because Australians feel that Italians have assimilated within their community and have tired of such “Wogs Out Of Work” storytelling and the Italians possibly because they have tired of being portrayed as stereotyped “New Australians”. Regardless it's a funny movie which hopefully receives some accolade on DVD... JAKE 3.5