Named as “one of the great food movies” by Roger Ebert, Stanley Tucci’s 1996 film Big Night tells the story of two brothers, Primo and Secondo, who think of food as a language that connects them to God. The film takes place in the 1950s, and Primo and Secondo have just moved to America from Italy to start their own restaurant. Customers are few and far between, but the brothers’ passion for food is unwavering. As the film follows the pair struggling to keep their restaurant afloat, the audience is teased with shots of buttery risotto, freshly rolled pasta dough and rich pasta sauces. Not a film to revisit on an empty stomach.
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