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      Agata and the Storm

      2004 1h 58m Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 68% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Agata (Licia Maglietta) is a charismatic book shop owner who can read people like she reads paperbacks, offering both recommendations and life wisdom. A younger man (Claudio Santamaria) sweeps her off her feet, but when Agata discovers he's married, her life is thrown into a series of changes. Agata's brother (Emilio Solfrizzi), a thriving architect, is also caught in the storm: He learns he was adopted and abandons his wife and children to discover the new "family" he's never met. Read More Read Less

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      Boyd van Hoeij european-films.net Soldini has yet again crafted an escapist fantasy that works. You even forgive him for making it last two hours. Apr 19, 2005 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile It's a sweet film and lots of fun...Aspiring to be Italy's answer to Like Water for Chocolate in the romantic magic realism stakes. Jan 10, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      walter m Agata(Licia Maglietta) owns a book store where she shares her love of literature and younger men. Her brother Gustavo(Emilio Solfrizzi) is an architect whose travels for work supply his son with a colorful variety of t-shirts to wear at school. Romeo(Giuseppe Battiston) is a dreamer whose mother has just died. That's when he learns that Gustavo is his half-brother which comes as an even larger surprise to Gustavo. "Agata and the Storm" has to be one of the most random movies I have ever seen which could change again by next week. Story and character elements, including the very odd bit of magic realism, float in all directions, never really able to connect with each other. Some of which has to do with family; others not so much. But it is hard to hate on a movie that is so amiable and that shows so much love for literature. Plus, I know how to pronounce Kierkegaard correctly now. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Another eccentric Italian film starring the beautiful Licia Maglietta and others from previous films (bread and tulips). I really like these films because they are not totally serious or totally un-serious either, they contain a light-hearted mix of interesting/quirky people and the story is put together in an interesting film. Its also not totally unbelievable. Check it out. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review dave j Friday, September 13, 2013 (2004) Agata & The Storm/ Agata e la tempesta (In Italian with English subtitles) COMEDY DRAMA Watching "Agata & The Storm" is like watching a lightweight Pedro Aldomovar movie which viewers have to hold their assumptions until the very end. The star Agata(Licia Maglietta) a middle age single woman owns a book store with a younger customer falling for her. At the same time, someone by the name of Romeo (Giuseppe Battiston)goes out of his way to meet her brother who's an architect Gustavo(Emilio Solfrizzi) who may or may not be adopted. There's nothing cringing upon seeing this film and it uses drama and irony some predictable and some isn't but still enough to keep viewers interested. 2.5 out of 4 stars Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A very intelligent comedic drama full of interesting characters with an understated sense of humor that builds on itself as the movie progresses. It reminded me somewhat of Chocolat. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Feel good favorite. Licia Maglietta is enchanting and charismatic. Emilio Solfrizzi as her brother who is transformed by a long lost family secret masters the bumpy ride with sincerity and faith. Giuseppe Battiston is hilarious. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member a feel-good, sweet film :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Agata (Licia Maglietta) is a charismatic book shop owner who can read people like she reads paperbacks, offering both recommendations and life wisdom. A younger man (Claudio Santamaria) sweeps her off her feet, but when Agata discovers he's married, her life is thrown into a series of changes. Agata's brother (Emilio Solfrizzi), a thriving architect, is also caught in the storm: He learns he was adopted and abandons his wife and children to discover the new "family" he's never met.
      Director
      Silvio Soldini
      Producer
      Roberto Cicutto, Luigi Musini, Tiziana Soudani
      Screenwriter
      Silvio Soldini, Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo
      Production Co
      Albachiara
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 26, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 58m