'Somewhere In Queens' places its loving Italian-American heart everywhere

Apr 29, 2023 2962

BY: Michael Calleri

Filmmakers enjoy setting essential scenes at Italian weddings, whether they’re the centerpiece of a delightful romantic comedy like “Lovers and Other Strangers” or showcased in a classic crime drama like “The Godfather.” At the Versailles Palace, a neighborhood banquet hall in Queens, weddings share the spotlight with parties celebrating birthdays, engagements, retirements, baptisms and confirmations.

The new comedy-drama “Somewhere In Queens” uses its banquet hall as the staging area for introducing us to the Russo family, a colorful and occasionally boisterous Italian-American family that, thanks to the team that created the movie, never wallows in stereotypes, regardless of what a few complainers think. Sorry folks, meatballs are not a stereotype. They are a life force. 

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SOURCE: https://www.lockportjournal.com

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