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Romeo and Juliet gets updated -- and played for laughs -- in this romantic comedy set in the City Island section of the Bronx. Mike and Sadie Cappamezza (Joseph Bologna and Lainie Kazan) are a hard-working couple who have run a family-style Italian restaurant for years. The Cappamezzas' fiercest rivals have long been Count and Countess Malacici (Paul Sorvino and Barbara Carrera), who operate a pretentiously upscale Neapolitan eatery (and whose titled nobility seems to be in question). The Malacicis don't like the Cappamezzas any more than the Cappamezzas like them, and for years they've been trying to run each other out of business. So no one is pleased when Rosario Cappamezza (Nathaniel Marston), Mike and Sadie's son, and Gina Malacici (Angelina Jolie), the daughter of the Count and Countess, are cast in a student production of Romeo and Juliet -- and annoyance gives way to shock when Rosario and Gina fall in love offstage as well as on. The husband and wife team of Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor co-wrote and co-directed this film; Taylor also appears in a small role as a psychic. While completed in 1994, Love Is All There Is didn't enjoy a theatrical release until 1996. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Lainie Kazan
as Sadie Cappamezza
Joseph Bologna
as Mike Cappamezza
Barbara Carrera
as Countess Malacici
Paul Sorvino
as Count Malacici
Renée Taylor
as Mona
Angelina Jolie
as Gina Malacici
Nathaniel Marston
as Rosario Cappamezza
William Hickey
as The Monsignor
Abe Vigoda
as Rudy
Dick Van Patten
as Dr. Rondino
Connie Stevens
as Miss Deluca
Paul Greco
as Nunzio
Dick Van Patten
as Dr. Rondino
William Hickey
as The Monsignor
Connie Stevens
as Miss Deluca
Abe Vigoda
as Rudy

Crew

Renée Taylor
Director
Joseph Bologna
Director
Elliott Kastner
Producer
Joseph Bologna
Screenwriter
Renée Taylor
Screenwriter
Jeff Beal
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Norsworthy
Production Designer
Ellee Wynn-Briscoe
Art Director
Andrew Kosove
Co-producer
Chantal Ribeiro
Co-producer
Broderick Johnson
Co-producer
Georges Pappas
Executive Producer
Dona Granata
Costume Designer
Jean Scoccimarro
Casting
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