Dinner Rush

on September 28, 2001 by Ed Scheid
Print
   It's the dinner rush at a trendy Manhattan restaurant. Louis (Danny Aiello), the owner of the restaurant, is also a bookie who is being threatened by gangsters. The "star chef" Udo (Edoardo Ballerini), Louis' son, is in culinary conflict with his father. Duncan, the sous chef (Kirk Acevado), owes money to the mob. Both chef and sous chef are attracted to the restaurant's sexy hostess ("The Picture Book's" Vivian Wu). Also showing up during the hectic night are a snobby food critic (Sandra Bernhard), demanding diners and a smooth Wall Street trader (John Corbett) who hangs out at the bar.

   Director Bob Giraldi maintains a lively pace as the action moves between the interconnected stories. Giraldi, who owns several New York restaurants, gives "Dinner Rush" an insider's view that captures the tension, frenzy and egos behind the dining scene. The actors in the large ensemble create flavorful characterizations. Watching this enjoyable film is like sampling a table of tasty hors d'oeuvres.    Starring Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini and Vivian Wu. Directed by Bob Giraldi. Written by Brian Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy. Produced by Lou DiGiaimo and Patti Greaney. An Access release. Comedy. Not yet rated. Running time: 97 min.

Tags: Starring Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Directed by Bob Giraldi. Written by Brian Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy. Produced by Lou DiGiaimo, Patti Greaney, Access, Comedy
Print

read all Reviews »


0 Comments

No comments were posted.

What do you think?