Big Night (1996) details how tough the restaurant business can be, even for two talented Italian brothers who cook their native cuisine in America. As the title indicates, the brothers gamble on one “big night” to try to save their teetering restaurant. The characters and dialogue are compelling, as the film pulls you into the other side of the business that we rarely even acknowledge while thumbing through the menu. On a long holiday weekend, this is a good one to get lost in and recharge your batteries.
Big Night is easily one of the better, under the radar films from the 1990′s.