The Uncles

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: June 29, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 3.31
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Cast: Chris Owens, Kelly Harms, Tara Rosling


A nice guy discovers just how complicated his life can get in this quirky comedy-drama. John Toma, an Italian immigrant living in Canada, is the manager of a successful Italian restaurant. John's work puts no small amount of pressure on him, and it hardly helps that he's having an affair with Rochelle, the wife of the owner, Lino Rossi, who is adamant that John take over the business some day. John hardly gets any respite at home, where he has to look after his rather eccentric family. His elderly mother Talia, whose husband abandoned the family years before, refuses to learn to speak English. His thirty-ish sister Celia, who is mentally retarded, has recently become keenly interested in sex and motherhood and has developed the bad habit of bringing home babies she's taken from women in the neighborhood. And John's younger brother Marco is stumbling through college, more interested in sports than in his grades. John's problems come to a head when Rochelle announces she wants a baby, and since Lino isn't interested in helping her get pregnant, she wants John to do the honours.

Director: James Allodi
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Nick de Pencier
Screenplay: James Allodi

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