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5.0 out of 5 stars 292 Reviews should tell you something. It's terrific!, April 26, 2000
This review is from: Life is Beautiful (DVD)
Put the children to bed, unplug the phone, get out the tissues and refuse to watch this movie with anybody who likes to talk during a movie. You will be blown away.
Holocaust and comedy. Two words never spoken in the same breath before "Life is Beautiful." To smiply label this movie as such, would do it injustice. Every emotion comes into play during the viewing. You soon begin to empathize with Roberto Benigni as he portrays a father trying to keep the harsh realities of a German concentration camp from his young son. Benigni protects his son with two weapons that the German's could not seize: Humor and Imagination.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and yes I cried. But I also laughed and smiled.
I recommend the Sub-title version of the movie. After five minutes the reading becomes natural and the depth to which you become involved with the movie is well worth it.
I so enjoyed the music in this movie, that I purchased "Tales of Hoffman" by Offenbach. The second playing of this piece in the movie will not allow you to maintain dry eyes.
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Initial post: Nov 19, 2007 6:53:21 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 4:02:27 PM PDT
Juliebug says:
Why not just write your own review rather than commenting on someone else's???

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 2:39:47 PM PDT
Rorschach says:
Proudly from Florence ;D
i saw the film and it was really beautiful, if you could understand the nuances in italian probably you will not stop crying ...
Benigni Ť veramente unico, se non ci fosse bisognerebbe inventarlo, Beningi is unique, if he doesn't exist we should invent him...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 5:32:04 AM PDT
Angela says:
I am not from Florence but proud anyway...:-) grazie!
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