The Bread, My Sweet

All grown up after all these years since "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin's sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues.

With:
With: Scott Baio, John Seitz, Billy Mott, Shuler Hensley, Rosemary Prinz, Kristen Minter.

All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues.

Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery with his brothers — Eddie (Billy Mott), a smart-alecky womanizer, and Pinio (Shuler Hensley), a mentally-challenged gentle giant. Dominic’s favorite customers are Massimo (John Seitz) and Bella (Rosemary Prinz), elderly Italian immigrants who rent the apartment above his bakery. When sweetly maternal Bella confides that she’s dying of cancer, Dominic impulsively decides to make her final days much happier by marrying her footloose daughter, Lucca (Kristen Minter). (His decision might seem a trifle more selfless if the prodigal daughter weren’t so easy on the eyes.) Initially dubious, Lucca reluctantly agrees to the setup to fulfill Bella’s dream of a lavish wedding for her only child. Nothing that happens next is particularly surprising, but much of it is surprisingly affecting.

The Bread, My Sweet

Production: A Who Knew Prods. presentation of a Buon Sibo production. Produced by Adrienne Wehr, Melissa Martin. Executive producer, William C. Hulley. Directed, written by Melissa Martin.

Crew: Camera (color), Mark Knobil; editor, Chuck Aikman; music, Susan Hartford. Reviewed on videocassette, Houston, April 6, 2001. (In WorldFest/Houston Film Festival.) Running time: 105 MIN.

With: With: Scott Baio, John Seitz, Billy Mott, Shuler Hensley, Rosemary Prinz, Kristen Minter.

More Film

  • 'Path of Blood' Review: The Mask

    Film Review: 'Path of Blood'

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

  • Hush Hush

    Film News Roundup: Supernatural Romance Movie 'Hush, Hush' Taps Kellie Cyrus as Director

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

  • Richard Madden

    'Game of Thrones' Actor Richard Madden to Play Elton John's Manager in 'Rocketman' (EXCLUSIVE)

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

  • Graphic Novel 'Under,' About Sewer Mutants,

    Graphic Novel 'Under,' About Sewer-Dwelling Mutants, Being Adapted Into Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

  • Daniel KaluuyaThe Metropolitan Museum of Art's

    Daniel Kaluuya to Star in Romantic Drama 'Queen and Slim' From Lena Waithe

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

  • Durban Fest Fetes South African Women

    Durban Fest Fetes South African Women With Diverse Line-Up

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

  • Predator Comic-Con panel

    'The Predator' Teases Battling Aliens at Gory Comic-Con Panel

    All grown up after all these years since “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Scott Baio makes a personable impression in writer-director Melissa Martin’s sentimental drama. Lightweight but likable pic is safe bet for cable and TV venues. Plot revolves around Dominic (Baio), a Pittsburgh-based mergers-and-acquisitions exec who finds time to operate a neighborhood bakery […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content