By Jill Rachlin
Updated June 19, 1992 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Cafe Romeo

type
  • Movie

With the dubious boast that it follows ”the tradition of St. Elmo’s Fire,” this coming-of-age story about a group of friends at a local cafe doesn’t strike even the slightest spark. The plot centers on a dental student-turned-cafe owner (Jonathan Crombie) and the aspiring fashion designer-waitress he loves (Catherine Mary Stewart) but has lost to his mafioso cousin. Trying to be a pithy slice of life, Cafe Romeo careens from bad comedy (in one scene the dental student, dressed in a tooth costume, can’t fit through a doorway) to bad drama (the mafioso cousin breaks a man’s leg over a debt). In fact, this movie jumps from one unfinished scene to another so abruptly that on video, you may think you’ve sat on your remote and begun zapping channels accidentally. D-

Cafe Romeo

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 94 minutes
director
  • Rex Bromfield

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