The First Beautiful Thing (2010)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.


7.1/10
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31 May 2020 | dierregi
8
| Moving story of an unconventional mother
Told in flashbacks, this is the story of Anna, young mother of two, who in the Seventies gets thrown out by her jealous husband after winning a beauty competition for the most beautiful mother and must carve a life for herself and her children, even if she has no skills or instruction and only her attractiveness to sell.

In her own way, Anna is a good mother, but both Bruno and Valeria, her boy and girl will suffer some consequences of their unconventional upbringing.

I found the flashbacks very relatable since I am Italian and I grew up in that time frame. Therefore it felt like a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The part in the present is less convincing and I did not like at all Mastrandrea's interpretation of the grown up Bruno. Sandrelli as the older Anna is good and her story line quite moving.

I rated the movie quite high for my own sentimental reasons, although the present day part of the history could have been done better and the plot is slightly overlong.

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Release Date:

15 January 2010

Language

Italian


Country of Origin

Italy

Filming Locations

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,788,176 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,569,178

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