Watched Jul 27, 2012
Rick Dabagian’s review:
This isn't a very good film but Gallo is so damn watchable regardless of what's going on around him. There are plenty of good scenes and even some great ones, but it's all a bit messy.
Gallo plays Billy Brown, freshly out of prison, who decides to kidnap Christina Ricci's character and pose her as his wife on a visit with his parents who didn't know he was in prison.
I think this is the first Gallo movie I've seen. I loved him as an actor but I wish the movie was more refined(maybe he gets better in his follow ups, but it doesn't look like he ever had much of a hit in the future). There was a lot of potential but a small budget might have gotten in the way. Or more likely the fact that Gallo doesn't seem to seek much input or help from anyone else. And I can imagine that the movie is a lot more powerful if you have the same insight as Gallo, but unfortunately there isn't much that he conveys to the viewer.
Still, the movie is funny at times, has some interesting characters, and it has Gallo on screen a lot.