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On Staten Island in the 1950s, a dreamer finds that his wife and friends are binding him to his mediocre existence. From IMDB

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“This rich romantic comedy, with its messages of love and tolerance and hope and its great old tunes, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and seems destined to capture many more fans. Experience filmgoing joy.”

 Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times (click to read full review)

 

“Such a touching and effective film.”

Roger Ebert (Click to read full review)

 

“A fairy tale that presents love as a case of mutual enchantment, ‘Two Family House” is not only uniformly well acted, superbly designed, lovingly lit and sensitively scored, it’s as romantic as it is funny. This deft and touching urban fable is like discovering a long-lost episode of ‘The Honeymooners’—the best New York movie Woody Allen never made.”

J. Hoberman, The Village Voice (Click to read full review)

 

“Brimming over with affection and humanity, this memory drama about the destruction of one family and the birth of another is nostalgic in a good sense: funny, bittersweet and poignant.”

 Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune (Click to read full review)

 

“Raymond De Felitta has burst into the ranks of major movie-making talent with “Two Family House”. It’s the kind of small but amazing character study (think ‘Marty’) that film lovers yearn for while griping that this type of picture no longer gets made. Turns out it does.”

Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle (Click to read full review)

 

“The charm and art of De Felitta’s gentle domestic sketch expands far beyond biographical borders. The director bathes a very specific time, place, class and ethnic experience—that of working class Italian-American New Yorkers on Staten Island in 1956—with a warm, clear light.”

 Lisa Schwartzbaum, Entertainment Weekly (Click tor read full review)

 

“A film of rare, delicate sensibility.”

 Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times. (Click to read full review)

 

“It all comes off like a bad episode of The King Of Queens, just moved to a different borough.”

 Christopher Null, Film Critic.Com (full review no longer available)

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