Bottom line: if John Turturro‘s Romance and Cigarettes worked a little better it wouldn’t be “collecting dust at Sony Pictures, which inherited the movie as part of April’s Sony-MGM transaction,” as this John Horn story in the L.A. Times reports. I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival and liked the opening number sung by James Gandolfini and the madman chutzpah displayed by Christopher Walken, but the karaoke thing started tio feel more and more underwhelming and it didn’t seem to rock ‘n’ roll and kick it out with the right kind of primal energy. Diverting but not delicious.