Donald Petrie


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6.9 Mystic Pizza (1988)
5.0 Opportunity Knocks (1990)
6.0 Grumpy Old Men (1993)
5.0 The Favor (1994)
5.0 Richie Rich (1994)
5.0 The Associate (1996)
5.8 My Favorite Martian (1998)
6.8 Miss Congeniality (2000)
6.0 Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
5.0 Just My Luck (2006)
4.0 My Life In Ruin (2009)
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Donald Petrie (USA, 1954) debuted with the comedy Mystic Pizza (1988). Ragazze, che lavorano come cameriere a una pizzeria, alle prime armi in un paesino di provincia. Una sviene al matrimonio perche`e`terrorizzata dall'idea di diventare una madre grassa e brutta: ama il ragazzo pescatore e lui ama lei, ma non se la sente ancora di compiere il grande passo, e lui finisce per lasciarla. Una, quella quieta e ubbidiente, pudibonda e dimessa, viene ammessa a Yale e inizia a lavorare come babysitter per un architetto, di cui presto si innamora segretamente. Sua sorella Julia Roberts si innamora di un ricco e prestante giovanotto. E`lei a dominare la scena con la sua vitalita`e irresponsabilita': quando sospetta che il rampollo esca con un'altra, non esita a rovesciare sulla sua Porsche fiammante un carico di granchi. La sorella buona, Kat, fa l'amore con l'architetto ma proprio quella sera la moglie ritorna dal suo viaggio e lei viene messa alla porta, ingenua e ridicola, con un assegno, come una delle tante piccole prostitute. Il grande evento in pizzeria e`la visita del critico culinario piu`famoso della zona, il quale nel suo spettacolo televisivo parla bene della loro pizza. La vecchia padrona e cuoca ha la soddisfazione della sua vita. Gli eterni fidanzatini si risposano, questa volta senza svenimenti. Il ricco rampollo, che ha mandato al diavolo genitori e parenti, si presenta alla festa. Kat riceve un prestito dalla padrona per pagare le spese di Yale.

Opportunity Knocks (1990)

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

The Favor (1994)

Richie Rich (1994)

The Associate (1996)

My Favorite Martian (1998) is an innocuous sci-fi comedy.

Miss Congeniality (2000)

Welcome to Mooseport (2004) is a rather trivial comedy.

A popular president, who divorced from the first lady, retires to the small town of Mooseport, and is offered to become the next mayor. Andy the plumber has been dating Sally the veterinarian for years, and never pops the question. Sally's smile actually conquers the president, and he accepts the job of mayor. Except that the same job had been offered to the plumber, and the plumber has also accepted. Initially, Andy is glad to withdraw. But when he realizes that the president has a date with his girl, Andy decides to go ahead and run against the president. This is embarrassing for the president's entourage, which does not welcome a fight with a plumber. The president's staff is mobilized to make sure that the president wins easily, but they have never faced such an opponent: he is honest. The media publicizes both the political and the romantic duel between the former president and his plumber. Things get more and more serious, as Sally dumps Andy and the president's faithful secretary resigns, both disgusted by their respective men. Eventually, one out of sincerity and love, and the other one out of political calculus, each candidate decides to back the other, further confusing the campaign. The president wins the election by one vote, his own: he cheated and voted for himself. He confesses publicly and refuses the job. But Andy also confesses the same sin, and returns the victory to the president. The president begs his secretary to stay, and Andy finally proposes to Sally (and confesses that he lied about voting for himself: he did win, but just didn't want to win).

Just My Luck (2006)

My Life In Ruin (2009)

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