Owen Gleiberman
February 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Italian for Beginners

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
100 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/18/02
performer
Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jorgensen, Lars Kaalund
director
Lone Scherfig
distributor
Miramax
author
Lone Scherfig
genre
Drama, Comedy, Foreign Language

We gave it a C

Lone Scherfig’s romantic ensemble comedy is essentially a Danish Nora Ephron movie in Dogma 95 drag. The result is even more precious than it is tedious. A collection of singles show up at the same night-school Italian class, and the way that they become friends seems less a function of temperament than of lazy filmmaking; it’s lonelyhearts-community kitsch. C

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