Two Family House
|Name of Work||Two Family House|
|Production Location||New York, United States|
"Finding the courage to be happy" is a succinct statement (could even be considered a theme) of the movie.
Set in 1956, a young Italian guy (Buddy) who has dreams to work for himself, buys a terribly run-down house in a poor neighborhood. He plans to renovate it so he and his wife can live upstairs and he can open a bar on the ground floor and be on his own (as well as be able to nurse his singing abilities as a host). His wife is totally against it, as well as all his previous ideas to further himself. She and her friends make fun of him repeatedly and she actually puts up roadblocks, trying to prevent his success. The story includes the deadbeat family living upstairs and Buddy's attempts to evict them, all leading to a wonderful love story, with love based on being encouraged to achieve one's dreams.
Going after what you want in life; Don't be stopped by conventional standards of the people around you. It takes courage to be selfish.
Feelings of benevolence and optimism about life. Happiness comes from making choices for your own good.
De Felitta's other film "City Island" is also a very successful study of people, their psychologies, and how to live life.