Overworked executive Robert Micelli (Golden Globe nominee Joe Mantegna, "Searching for Bobby Fischer") has little time for his loving wife (AcademyŽ Award nominee Anne Archer, "Patriot Games"), rebellious fourteen-year-old son, Bobby, (Trevor Morgan, "Jurassic Park III") and twelve-year-old daughter, Gina (Gina Mantegna, "13 Going On 30"), who desperately wants a dog.
This disconnected family is transformed by long-lost Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino, "Tears of the Sun"), an old world Italian who unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep for a visit. Nino's simple, old-fashioned ways make him a curiosity to the neighborhood, and an embarrassment to Robert. But, Nino is slowly able to connect with each member of the family, and teach Robert how to enjoy life's simple pleasures: good food, good music, and most important, La Famiglia!
Uncle Nino is that rare family film whose simple story and gentle humor can be enjoyed by all ages.
Winner of the Crystal Heart Award: Heartland Film Festival.
Bonus Feature: Interview with Joe Mantegna and his daughter, Gina Mantegna. Joe explores his Italian heritage and the importance of family. Joe and Gina also share their thoughts on this poignant film, and talk about working together for the first time.
14 members reviewed: Uncle Nino
- Jackie R
A very sweet movie. A little shocking in some of the culture. But in the end they learn to be kind and responsibile and to cherish each other. No mention of God or the bible.
- Jacqueline A
I don't usually write a review of the movies we watch, but we both enjoyed this one more than any other movie we have rented from this and another company. It is so relevant to the problems in many of our families, yet it deals with the problems in a way that add wonderful humor to the situation. Uncle Nino is wonderful loving man who in his bungling way restores this family. Highly recommended by us.
- Luann D
Our family had a get together and watched this movie. We really enjoyed it. It appeals to all ages. It was a well produced movie with a very good message. Highly reccomend it.
- Jan B
I found it very entertaining and something for families to think about. Especially Moms and/or Dads that are too busy to connect with their children. The family unit is too important to set aside for material gain.
- Eileen W
So many positive and transforming messages from the Bible...something for everyone!