It's Mystic Pizza with a side portion of menace as shy-but-smart medical student Meg (Mira Sorvino) relocates to Staten Island after a personal tragedy. Once there, she takes a job as a waitress in a Mobster-friendly eatery, making friends with brassy Raychel (Mariah Carey) and kooky Kate (Melora Walters). The tips are good, but they come at a heavy and violent price...

Presumably, director David Anspaugh and scripter John Meadows were aiming for the perfect date flick - - Mafia violence for the gents and girls-together bonding for the ladies. Fine in theory, but this feels like two never-the-twain dramas scrunched thoughtlessly together. It's no coincidence that Wisegirls went straight to video.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: March 1st 2004

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