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Big Night

HD   R Closed Captioning

Stanley Tucci

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About the Movie

In a restaurant run by two Italian immigrants, the tables sit empty despite the extraordinary talents of Primo the chef (Tony Shalhoub,"Monk") and the ambitious efforts of his brother Secondo (Stanley Tucci, The Devil Wears Prada). A celebrity night at their restaurant promises not only to turn their business around but to change their lives. It's a five-course gourmet experience filled with rich, delicious characters including the marriage-minded girlfriend (Oscar®Nominee* Minnie Driver), the seductive mistress (Isabella Rossellini) and the successful rival (Oscar® Nominee** Ian Holm). From the first bite to the last, this critically-acclaimed movie dishes up an irresistible evening of scrumptious entertainment.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 55
  • Fresh: 53
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Stanley Tucci's surprise cinematic brainchild fills you up with its audacious originality. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family and persuasive acting. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jan 28, 2006

Fresh: A small movie -- and that's its subtle charm. – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Five Stars!!!

Strap in for a fun night with this movie and several bottles of vino!! Better than any cooking show on TV. This is more than just a movie. This is a big night event with great acting and great recipes! PS - I want to buy this one!

Great addtion to iTunes

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The story is great, very visual with the food and sets, and the acting is phenomenal. A must see. Please make Big Night available for purchase; I would love to own this film instead of renting it. It is the kind of movie you want to watch over and over again.

Great Movie!!

Paramount!! I would like to buy this movie please!!! Put up all your movies for RENT AND BUY so I don't have to keep asking....It's better for us customers and for you as a company too so smarten up!

Big Night
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1996

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