Whilst his mother seeks treatment in rehab, teenager Nick (Wolff) comes to New York to stay with Cal (Epps), a Jazz musician friend of his late father's. During his stay he makes friends who show him what the city has to offer.
Stefania LaVie Owen
December 23, 1983: Just days before Christmas, the Oliverio family readies their Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition stretching back to the old country of Calabria. Amidst the preparations, Tony Oliverio, a young man with big dreams and a bigger heart, wonders if he'll find love this Christmas season or spend it alone with his loud and loving family - Great Grandma Nonnie, Grandpa Johnny, Great Uncles Frankie and Carmine, his parents, his brother, and a host of friends. When Sarah, the girlfriend of his best friend Angelo, introduces Tony to Beth, it looks like Tony's holiday experience might take a turn for the better. That is unless Nonnie thinks Beth isn't good enough for her great-grandson, and Beth's Ivy League suitor doesn't steal her heart first. Come on inside, where it's warm, and the smells of cooking fish permeate the air, and let's have a visit.Written by
Feast of the Seven Fishes is a wonderful film with big laughs and big heart about a big family. This film brings out the togetherness of family that is essential at the holiday season, even while every one of the family members is uniquely individual. In spite of all their differences, they manage to pull together a fantastic family tradition of the Christmas Eve feast, while navigating the various small-town dramas going on around them. The film is charming. Be certain that you're not hungry when you start watching, though, or you'll be famished by the end of it. The food (as well as the setting and the characters) is very detailed and believable, and by the end of it you'll be hungry for a side of fish with your holiday cheer.
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