Big Mamma's Boy

July 28, 2011 0 By Fans
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Big Mamma's Boy

A comedy about life, love and lasagna.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.3/10 (176 voted)

Franco di Chiera

Stars: Frank Lotito, Holly Valance, Carmelina Di Guglielmo

Writers: Franco di Chiera, Frank Lotito


Frank Lotito


Holly Valance


Carmelina Di Guglielmo


Osvaldo Maione


George Kapiniaris


Steve Mouzakis


Nick Farnell


Cassandra Magrath


Sachin Joab

Nishu (Bollywood)

Jim Russell

Larry Stokes

Vince D'Amico

Uncle Peppino

Pia Miller


Maria Venuti

Mrs. Cotoletta

Costas Kilias

Mr. Cotoletta

Tony Nikolakopoulos


A comedy about life, love and lasagna.


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Release Date: 28 July 2011

User Review

laboured and lacklustre comedy is excruciatingly unfunny, and falls flat


No this is not another film in Martin Lawrence's diabolically unfunny
Big Momma's franchise! Taking its cues from the likes of They're A
Weird Mob and The Wogboy, Big Mamma's Boy is a local comedy that trades
on broad cultural stereotypes and potentially offensive ethnic centric
humour for small laughs. To say that it makes the recent Nick
Giannopoulos comedy Wogboy 2: The Kings Of Mykonos look sophisticated
is to damn it with faint praise. This laboured and lacklustre comedy is
excruciatingly unfunny, and falls flat. Big Mamma's Boy is the
brainchild of former stand up comic Frank Lotito, who has not only
written the script but also taken on the lead role. Lotito plays Rocco
Pileggi, a 35-year old real estate agent, who stills lives at home with
his overly possessive and widowed mother Teresa (Carmelina Di
Gugliemo). When he meets Katie (former pop star and Neighbours star
Holly Valance), a rival real estate agent, he considers moving out of
home, much to Mamma's displeasure. First time feature film director and
co-writer Franco Di Chiera is an AFI award winner who comes from a
background in documentary and television drama. But he seems unable to
restrain his performers and instil in them a sense of subtlety, comic
timing and nicely nuanced performances. Consequently most of the
performances are hamfisted and awkward, and play to shrill stereotypes,
caricatures and mannerisms. Worst of all is Lotito, a terribly
uncharismatic leading man whose performance is flat, over the top and
embarrassingly one-dimensional. Comic George Kapiniaris also fares
badly with his boisterous performance as Rocco's boss. And Valance is
unable to do much with a character that lacks depth. Theatre veteran Di
Gugliemo has a few good moments as Mamma, and a wonderful running joke
sees her often on her death bed after collapsing following some of
Rocco's embarrassing moments. And veteran Maria Venuti brings a sultry
and seductive quality to her improbable role as Rocco's neighbour who
willingly teaches him some of the essential survival skills for a
potential bachelor – cooking, ironing, etc.