“Big Night,” December 15, 1996, in theater. We loved this excellent film about food, Italian-American immigration, culture, love, capitalism, the American dream, language, and lots more. It’s stellar. Very well acted by folks like Stanley Tucci (he wrote, directed, and stars), Tony Shaloub (you’ll never believe he can’t really speak Italian), Minnie Driver (my new crush but only as a character actress),. Ian Holm as a devious fellow Italian restaurant owner, Isabella Rosselini, and everyone else involved. See this film!