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      Along the Ridge

      2006 1h 48m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 87% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A mother's departures and reappearances disrupt a family. Read More Read Less

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      Jamie Russell BBC.com Letting the drama gradually unfold, Rossi Stuart proves an adept helmer and captures the anxieties of childhood brilliantly. Rated: 4/5 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Cath Clarke Time Out A little over-long, 'Libero' loses its rhythm towards the end but still remains a thoroughly convincing portrait of a family. Rated: 4/6 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Patrick Peters Empire Magazine Over-melodramatic in places but an impressive central performance from the young lead. Rated: 3/5 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Tom Dawson Total Film Amid a crop of fine performances, Morace brings stand-out subtlety with his hurt and confusion at the betrayals of the adult world. Rated: 4/5 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Rob Daniel Sky Cinema Wise beyond his years, Morace's Tommi is a knockout performance of resilience and acceptance of his parents' foibles and by the final scene of this assured debut feature there is unlikely to be a dry eye in the house. Rated: 4/5 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Anton Bitel Film4 Kim Rossi Stuart's directorial debut exposes the cracks in a family with edgy incisiveness. Rated: 4/5 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Very vivid childhood perspective. Everytime I rewatch this I feel young again. Absolutely one of my favorate movie all these years. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully crafted movie.... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A very emotional family drama with great performances, especially by the child actor is remarkably genuine. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A tender and beautiful Italian family drama centered around a little boy called Tommi, who is played magnificently by Alessandro Morace. Tommi is coping with his family: Mother that comes & goes whenever she finds a wealthy lover, Father who is doing his best at being a single parent, but still is incapable of holding his job longer due to his rash temper and a sister who is experiencing her sexuality. At school it is no better, with love problems that he has. Almost always alone, Tommi finally finds a best friend when a young boy moves into his apartment block. Through him, he i witnesses another type of family - a wealthy one, where mother and father are kind and good-tempered and their overall life is going on without much worries. So different from Tommi's own dysfunctional family. Dysfunctional though it is, love is not missing. It is still present in abundance but mixed with so many other emotions that everything gets pretty messed up for Tommi. " Along the Ridge" is English version of the Italian title and it alludes to Tommi's habit of walking along the edge of the roof of his apartment building.The Italian title "Anche libero va bene" (the Striker is good too) is more subtle and becomes understandable only at the very end of the film. The film is the directorial debut of Kim Rossi Stuart, a well-known Italian actor, who also plays the father in the film. He as a father and young Morace in his role of Tommi are the most responsible for many layers of emotions that this films evokes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Drama about a Dysfunctional Italian Family Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member De partir o coração... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A mother's departures and reappearances disrupt a family.
      Director
      Kim Rossi Stuart
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 18, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 48m