Looking for an Echo
Looking for an Echo ★★½ 1999 (R)
Vince (Assante) is a widower pushing 50 who had some teen success in a dowop group and then put his singing aside to marry and raise his kids. His middle son, Anthony (Balerini), is now bringing up dad's old dreams (and some regrets) by being in his own rock band. But Vince's main concerns are for youngest child, Tina (Romano), who's in the hospital battling leukemia. This puts Vince in the flirty orbit of brassy nurse Joanne (Venora), who would like to offer the guy some personal care. Assante supplies lots of charm in a glossy, sentimental tearjerker. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Armand Assante, Diane Venora, Joe Grifasi, Tom Mason, Anthony John (Tony) Denison, Edoardo Ballerini, David Margulies, Christy Carlson Romano; D: Martin Davidson; W: Martin Davidson, Jeffrey Goldenberg, Robert Held; C: Charles Minsky.