Set vaguely in the early '60s, this tale of immigrant brothers Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci), and the fancy dinner for Louis Prima they hope will save their failing restaurant, is just the kind of "little movie" reviewers overpraise. Why? Because
they're sick to death of bloated star vehicles and spine-rattling action pictures. Codirected by Tucci and Campbell Scott, it's an actor's picture in the best and worst senses of the term: Performance is everything (these performances are uniformly good) and individual scenes are sharply observed
and subtly staged. But the script is shapeless and it all goes on far too long. How many ways do we need to ...