WARNING: THIS IS ONLY A LOVE STORY. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
A pastry shop burns down and Sergio Cuccio (John Leguizamo), who works there, is offered money to take the blame for the arson; he and his girlfriend could use it. A quaint little film populated by a variety of oddballs who all confess to the crime because of love; it’s a lively and engaging cast. Director Joshua Brand co-created St. Elsewhere, so the absurdities and the sprightly tone come as no surprise. However, the movie isn’t very funny and after a while we grow weary of all the peculiarities – to say nothing of the music.
1995-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Joshua Brand. Cast: William Baldwin (Garet Lumpke), John Leguizamo (Sergio Cuccio), Sadie Frost (Hattie Lido), Erika Eleniak, Michael Lerner, Joan Plowright… Armin Mueller-Stahl. Cameo: Richard Crenna.