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Italian For Beginners

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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:
7585
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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