Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter lead an all-star cast in this critically acclaimed tale of life, love and chance. Jilted by her boyfriend, Renata (Hunter), the oldest daughter of a close-knit Italian-American family, falls in love with Sam (Dreyfuss), an abrasive and forcefully charming businessman. But neither her spirited sister (Laura San Giacomo), her down-to-earth father (Danny Aiello), or her supportive mother (Gena Rowlands) can tolerate Sam’s often obnoxious intrusion into their family circle.
Aggressive and overwhelmingly generous, Sam proceeds – with only the best intentions – to disrupt and nearly demolish Renata’s family. Love, humor and forgiveness go once more around as the Bellas try to balance Renata’s happiness with their family’s survival in this funny and often touching story, directed by Lasse Hallström.