Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.


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  • Helena Bonham Carter at an event for Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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  • Rosanna Arquette at an event for Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  • Roberto Benigni in his Oscar®-winning role as Guido Orefice
  • Roberto Benigni and Giorgio Cantarini in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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27 March 2000 | Anonymous_Maxine
10
| Funny, entertaining, and amazingly intense and dramatic.
I find it sad that so many people are so narrow-minded that they will not watch a movie that is black and white or, in this case, is subtitled. I feel sorry for people who refuse to watch a movie like Life Is Beautiful just because it is a foreign film. They have no idea what a beautifully acted and directed film this is, and they'll never know what an amazing experience they are missing.

Life Is Beautiful manages to walk the extremely thin line between humor, fantasy, and tragedy. Sure, the film is clearly comedic, but nevertheless it manages to very effectively communicate the tremendous losses suffered in the Nazi concentration camps and has scenes at least as intense as any scene in Schindler's List.

This is one of the best films that I have ever seen. It manages to be so encompassing that you hardly notice the subtitles are even there. I proudly cast my vote of 10.

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