Big Night

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"In love and life, one big night can change everything."
  • R
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 7.3  (18,372)
  • 80

It’s the 1950s in New Jersey where two Italian brothers open a restaurant in the movie Big Night. Their restaurant’s name is Paradise and is run by two brothers who are in love with the possibilities the American Dream has for them, since they are newly immigrants. One brother is a superior chef who brings traditions from Italy and blends with top of the line skill to execute the perfect meal. The other brother acts as a manager for their restaurant and is excited for all that is to come with opening a new restaurant. Unfortunately, their dream begins to fizzle as the restaurant is doing poorly and not making it financially. People are looking for “Americanized” Italian meals, not authentic ones, and they are finding exactly what they want at the Italian restaurant across the street that serves customers whatever they want. This leads the brothers to have to do what they have to do to stay afloat, even if that means gambling it all for the sake of Paradise.

Big Night
Not What I Expected
Not What I Expected

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Big Night
Big Night

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It’s the 1950s in New Jersey where two Italian brothers open a restaurant in the movie Big Night. Their restaurant’s name is Paradise and is run by two brothers who are in love with the possibilities the American Dream has for them, since they are newly immigrants. One brother is a superior chef who brings traditions from Italy and blends with top of the line skill to execute the perfect meal. The other brother acts as a manager for their restaurant and is excited for all that is to come with opening a new restaurant.

Unfortunately, their dream begins to fizzle as the restaurant is doing poorly and not making it financially. People are looking for “Americanized” Italian meals, not authentic ones, and they are finding exactly what they want at the Italian restaurant across the street that serves customers whatever they want. This leads the brothers to have to do what they have to do to stay afloat, even if that means gambling it all for the sake of Paradise.

Big Night is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 80.

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  • Release Date
    1996
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 47 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (18,372)
  • Metascore
    80