If someone is looking for a movie that you can watch with your daughter, that will not insult your intelligence and she will enjoy, look no further then the Cookie Mobster. It has all of the mob elements: Family, organized crime, bad guys and the proper language (without profanity of course), combined with the stuff a girl would enjoy: Scouting baking cookies and a single mother with a highly intelligent daughter. What really appeals to me is the character growth in this movie. Mobster Joey D'Amico (Rick Malambri) who is in Witness Protection teaches Girl Scouts ( and their Den Mother) how to make cookies ( and even more importantly how to sell them. There is one scene where he gives away a cookie to a man for free. All he asks is if you like it ( He did) to recommend the cookie to two friends, and of course, they sold a lot of cookies. He learned about love by falling for Den Mother Amanda ( Pippa Black), and standing up and facing responsibility and spoilers ahead: Got rewarded by marrying her. Her problem was a lack of trust of anyone ( herself included), which is why she was not a great leader, and finally learned to trust Joey ( because he proved his love to her), and became a great motivational leader by selling a record amount of cookies. Of course, daughter Sally was the smart one and knew that Amanda and Joey would be perfect together. The standout performance belonged to Lanie Kazan as Joey's mom. She was wise to Joey being in Organized Crime ( despite Joey denying it), and she was the one who pointed out how many cookies and of course, how much money was made. She also stopped the hit men who were going to kill Joey by saying " What would your mothers think about you" and grabbing them by the ear. Of course, she was happy with his choice of Amanda as a love interest. As a mob film it is not The Godfather but well worth watching. I am shocked it gets no comments. 9/10 stars.
The Cookie Mobster
The Cookie Mobster
Placed in the witness protection program, a reformed gangster falls for his neighbor and helps her daughter bake Girl Scout Cookies.
November 11, 2020