This article will discuss the ending of the 2023 film Mafia Mamma. Please note that this article contains spoilers.
Mafia Mamma follows the story of Kristen, a 40-year-old mother who is about to experience an empty nest as her son Domenick leaves. To make matters worse, Kristen discovers that her husband, Paul, has been cheating. Luckily, she receives an invitation from Bianca to go to Italy after her grandfather, who Kristen had never met, passed away. After the funeral, Kristen decides to have an Eat Pray Love moment, encouraged by her friend Jenn.
Kristen’s Family History
Kristen’s grandfather was Don and head of the Balbano crime family. Kristen was born in Italy but moved away as a small child with her mother. She grew up fatherless because her dad was murdered and was second in command in the Balbano family tree. A rival family, the Romanos, killed him. Don Guiseppe, the head of the Balbano family, never contacted her to protect her.
Kristen’s New Role
Don Guiseppe’s final wish was for Kristen to become the head of the Balbano crime family, which enrages Fabrizio, who had expected to take over as the head. This leaves Kristen in a compromising position where she needs two bodyguards twenty-four hours a day. At the funeral, an assassin tried to shoot her and other mourners. When Bianca gives Kristen instructions to negotiate with the head of the Romano family, he tries to poison her. Fortunately, Kristen inadvertently switched the limoncello she was given, and the Romano head drank it without realizing it. The Romanos even sent an experienced assassin to kill her as well. Kristen, though, manages to defend herself.
Kristen was initially arrested after a meeting between the Romanos and the Balbanos, led by Mammone. However, Kristen’s family has most politicians and authorities in their pockets, so the Pubblico Ministero did not have enough evidence to convict her. Kristen has cleared all charges thanks to her friend Jenny, who flew out and pointed out the entrapment.
Fabrizio dies when Kristen drops him into an industrial-sized Destemmer. This was after he attempted a takeover of the Balbano crime family, including killing Bianca. Fabrizio later takes hostages. Those are her cheating husband, Paul, and her son Domenick. Kristen pushes Fabrizio through a rusty guard rail, causing him to hang above the Destemmer. While riding, Kristen grabs his arm to save him, but he refuses to apologize or respect her, so they struggle. Kristen is afraid she may be pulled over, but his hand slips, and he falls to death.
Kristen appoints Bianca as the new Don of the Balbano crime family. Kristen stays and manages the legitimate business side of her family. This is perfect for her because she has experience in pharmaceutical marketing and sales. Paul wants to live in the villa with her, but Kristen kicks him out. Kristen wishes her son good luck and tells him to call her as he leaves for the airport.
Who is Kristen’s grandfather?
Kristen’s grandfather was the mafia Don and head of the Balbano crime family. Kristen had never met him before his passing, as she was born in Italy and moved away with her mother as a small child.
Who is now the head of the Balbano crime family?
Kristen is appointed the new Don of the Balbano crime family by her grandfather, Don Guiseppe, in his will. This angers Fabrizio, who thought he would take over the family, leading to Kristen needing two bodyguards 24/7 for her safety.
Why is Kristen not convicted at trial?
Kristen was not convicted at trial because the Pubblico Ministero did not have enough evidence to convict her. Her family has most politicians and authorities in their pockets, which helps her get acquitted.
How does Fabrizio die?
Fabrizio dies when Kristen drops him into an industrial-sized Destemmer after he attempts a takeover of the Balbano crime family, including killing Bianca. While hanging above the Destemmer, Kristen tries to save him, but he falls to his death when he refuses to apologize or respect her.
Who does Kristen appoint as the new Don of the Balbano crime family?
Kristen appoints Bianca as the new Don of the Balbano crime family, while Kristen manages the legitimate business side of her family.