Mafia Mamma (2023)
April 13, 2023 11:34 PM - Subscribe

An American mom (Toni Collette) inherits her grandfather's mafia empire in Italy. Guided by the firm's consigliere (Monica Bellucci), she "hilariously" defies everyone's expectations as the new head of the family business.

Weak, unfunny, weirdly gory script that even Collette and Bellucci can't do much with.
posted by praemunire (2 comments total)
Too bad. I like Collette and Bellucci. I've been sick and tired of Italian Mafia stories since about 1985—especially comedic takes on Italian Mafia stories. So I'll skip this one.

I gotta think that comedy filmmaking depends as much on the people behind the camera as the people in front of the camera. And my guess is that a script might read like a good comedy, but put the film together with the wrong director, editors (and yes, actors) and it can come out a mess... no matter how funny the script seems.
posted by SoberHighland at 4:48 AM on April 14

Maybe Toni Collette just needed a break from searing portrayals of grief.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:26 PM on April 14 [2 favorites]

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