A rather obese and lonely Bronx butcher lives with his mother, and his simple-minded shyness and low self-esteem keep him dreaming of the day he could ever find a girl to love him. Finally, he finds it in the arms of a shy, homely schoolteacher. But, then his overprotective mother steps in to try and break it up, which then becomes a test of his own will for independence.
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- Rating: NR
- Review: Dowdy but winning and poignant, and Ernie's Oscar. Borgnine is a burly, lonely, good-natured man living with his mother, with no prospects for any other kind of future. The heavy-set Bronx butcher lives in a small world populated by his Italian relatives a… (more)