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      The Salt of Life

      2011 1h 30m Comedy List
      84% Tomatometer 51 Reviews 46% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio) has become invisible to the people around him, so he does his best to find an extracurricular love life. Read More Read Less

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      Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic Italian film has done us another favor-it has sent us Gianni Di Gregorio again. Jun 18, 2013 Full Review Stephanie Merry Washington Post At times, the sad sights are enough to make a person hope the put-upon guy finds success. The problem is, as affable as Giovanni is, there's not much more to him. Rated: 2/4 Apr 27, 2012 Full Review Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch Episodically structured and lethargically paced, the new film attempts to convince us that there's something incredibly charming about an old guy who makes a habit of ogling young women. Actually, the whole scenario is pretty creepy. Rated: 2/4 Apr 20, 2012 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com The appeal of The Salt of Life lies in Gregorio's ability to imbue his film with an amusing sense of natural playfulness. Rated: 3/5 Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Amie Simon Three Imaginary Girls A short, sweet, pretty little movie with lots of Italian eye-candy, amazing Trastevere scenery, and an unexpected segue way into a montage featuring the Pixies "Here Comes Your Man." Mar 4, 2019 Full Review John Nugent CineVue Gianni is the perfect guide to walk through this slight world of late bloomage. His kind but worn face is the ideal personification of a late middle-ager clinging on to the last vestiges of youth, and his reactions are often priceless. Rated: 3/5 Nov 15, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Funny but painfully true at the same time. Love the Italian humour. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member wow ummmm just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that Valeria Cavalli, Elisabetta Piccolomini, Alfonso Santagata, Valeria De Franciscis, Gianni Di Gregorio, play good roles/parts throughout this movie.......i think that the director of this drama/art house/international/comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch........i think that this is such a really sad drama movie 2 watch.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie........i think that this is such a stunningly brilliantly directed movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie its such a really powerful movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie....... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member bumbling, sweet old man attempting to spice up his daily existence. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member never finished it eh Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review walter m In "The Salt of Life," Gianni(Gianni Di Gregorio, who also directed and co-wrote with Valerio Attanasio) struggles on a monthly basis to pay his rent and has to dip into his pension to do so. All of which he blames on his nonagenarian mother's (Valeria De Franciscis) less than frugal spending that includes 150 euro bottles of wine that he seeks to curb by having her sign over power of attorney to him. What said attorney and friend Alfonso(Alfonso Santagata) thinks is the cure for all Gianni's ails is a mistress, namely Kristina(Kristina Cepraga), his mother's nurse and young enough to be his granddaughter. "The Salt of Life" is a gentle and droll comedy of manners about somebody whose life did not turn out exactly as he hoped. In present day Italy, it turns out he is not the only one. In fact, a trickle down effect is in play there where young graduates are out of work for the long term, their parents have to retire early and their grandparents are living longer than ever. To be honest, that's not really their fault, though, as they should spend their money however they like while Gianni should help his mother more. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A fifty year old man, longing to put himself back on the market, struggles with the opposite sex. Alternates from an inspired, tasteful and mature comedy to a pointless and almost plotless weak film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio) has become invisible to the people around him, so he does his best to find an extracurricular love life.
      Director
      Gianni Di Gregorio
      Producer
      Angelo Barbagallo
      Screenwriter
      Gianni Di Gregorio, Valerio Attanasio
      Production Co
      RAI Cinema
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 16, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $315.3K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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