Clichéd romantic comedy about family rivalry.
|I’ve heard Little Italy most often being described as lazy, but I don’t think that’s entirely fair. Is it lazy to hire Emma Roberts, niece of Julia Roberts, in a movie which borrows from Mystic Pizza both on the surface and in its design? No, it’s more luck that the filmmakers were able to get a capable and known actress for their little movie about pizza. That’s what this movie was originally - a celebration of pizza and the unique cultural cross-section of Toronto’s Little Italy.
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Screenplay by: Steve Galluccio, Vinay Virmani
Starring: Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen