For me, when the opening lines of movie are about food, I know I’m going to love it.
Big Night is a classic foodie film. Made in 1996, it explores the story of two brothers from Italy – Primo and Secondo (aptly named First and Second) who are trying to make it in 1930′s America with a truly authentic Italian restaurant. Primo is the chef in the family that holds the integrity of food above all else. While, Secondo understands his brother’s convictions, but as the businessman of the restaurant, he realizes that things might have to change in order to make a profit. Enter Louis Prima. Primo and Secondo put together a dinner like no other, to host the legendary singer in the restaurant for one night. Will Primo be able to keep his culinary convictions?
I’m not going to spoil the whole movie. But if you are looking for something to watch this weekend, Big Night would be at the top of my list. Food plays a prominent role and every time I watch it I want to cook something. It is a great insight into Italian cooking. Moreover, Big Night examines the struggle some restaurants have in trying to please the customer while cooking authentic food. A top that still is prominent 16 years after the movie was made. Also, the cast in this movie is a amazing. Food or not, it’s a great movie.
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