Sunday 23 January 2005

Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997)

A charming film that's worth renting. The first half is a good comedy romance which gets you involved with the characters despite the bad English dubbing. Italians just move their lips faster than English speakers! In the second half, the characters are shipped to Auschwicz and the movie strives to blend humour with the tragedy of the Holocaust. Very tricky but it does pull it off for a heartwarming ending. Recommended.

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