While it doesn't measure up to Jean-Charles Tacchella's original COUSIN COUSINE (1976), lacking its pathos and light touch, COUSINS does acquit itself surprisingly well. As in the original, the story develops against a backdrop of several weddings during which a host of relationships are
played out in capsule form: families are joined, romances bud, affairs develop, fights erupt. During the wedding of Maria's (Isabella Rossellini) middle-aged mother (Norma Aleandro) to Larry's (Ted Danson) uncle, the film's central relationships emerge. Only when Maria suspects her womanizing
car-salesman husband Tom (William Petersen) is having an affair with Tish (Sean Young), La...