The Dickens reference in the title notwithstanding, first-time director Vincent Sassone's hit-and-miss ethnic comedy is actually a retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
, with the Italian neighborhood of South Yonkers, N.Y., standing in for Verona, and two feuding pizza-making families acting like latter-day Montagues and Capulets. Things weren't always bad between Vito Rossi (Vincent Pastore, of TV's The Sopranos
) and Frank Bianco (Frank Vincent, also of The Sopranos
), the rival owners of two popular neighborhood pizza palaces. Even though they've competed with each other since they were children, Vito and Frank once worked peaceably side b...