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How Alfo Learned To Love

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59E59 Theaters presents a romantic comedy about an Italian-American playboy who must find true love or lose the family's Italian bakery to his married sister. More…

Alfo Idello has an addiction to women. At age 34, Alfo works with a stunning - and single - female psychiatrist to understand why he can't commit. He re-lives his teenage years growing up with his six sisters in the family's estrogen-fueled Italian bakery in Brooklyn. Alfo’s father will only allow Alfo to inherit the family bakery if he is married so Alfo's grandfather, the bakery's founder, returns from the dead to help Alfo find his soul mate, get married, and revitalize the bakery. What will it take to make Alfo give up the sugar?


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December 21st, 2015
"Individual scenes strung together do not make for a complete play, and what should be as light as a sliver of Italian pastry carries with it the burden of too many plot threads, so that the cumulative effect is like that of having eaten an entire plateful of cannoli. Lots of delicious bites, but...
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December 24th, 2015
"There is a lot of heart behind this story. Walker has brought to life a group of characters who are quirky and lovable, and in the end it really feels like a family affair...This redemption story about learning to love is a rollicking good time. Backed by strong performances and direction, a sli...
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December 21st, 2015
"A remarkably gifted ensemble cast that makes a relatively thin, overly familiar story seem richly appointed and, at moments, quite moving...The cast’s agility allows one to overlook some deficiencies in the script and production. Amelio’s plotting can be a bit sluggish...But those are mere quibb...
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December 20th, 2015
"This lightweight Italian-American soup of stereotypes and verbal clichés, may...make you think of 'Moonstruck,'...if only to 'Alfo'’s detriment. 'How Alfo Learned to Love'...actually contains some appealing material; surprisingly, though, considering all the actors with vowel-ending names—except...
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