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      The Best Day of My Life

      2002 1h 42m Drama List
      Reviews 66% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Irene (Virna Lisi) presides over an Italian family rife with tension and secrets. Her daughter Sara (Margherita Buy) is a widow struggling with abandonment issues who constantly worries about the safety of her son. Her other daughter, Rita (Sandra Ceccarelli), feels trapped in her marriage and is considering an affair with another man. Her son Claudio (Luigi Lo Cascio) is gay, but hopes his family has not figured that out yet, even though he often brings his boyfriend to family gatherings. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Bellísima cinta que retrata muy bien uno de los clichà (C)s más grandes de todos los tiempos: la sexualidad a nivel familiar, como si todos fuà (C)ramos unos santos y como si el sexo fuera algo gravísimo. La forma en que la directora proyecta a la matriarca de una familia de clase acomodada en Roma, con su hijo gay abiertamente con todos menos su familia, la hija que tiene un amante, la otra hija que no tiene a nadie y le teme a la promiscuidad de su hijo que por su parte es casto y teme de su primera vez, su prima promiscua y la hermanita que no entiende nada y que está por hacer su primera comunión. Un drama que bien podría ser una comedia de enredos pero que queda en un perfecto melodrama casi realista que nos pone a pensar sobre quà (C) tan importante es el sexo en la vida y que tan malo es hacerse de la vista gorda sobre el tema. Todas las actuaciones alcanzan un nivel de credibilidad que alcanza a converger con el público y quedarte inmerso en el nicho de la historia y la reflexión. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Muy buena película, medio similar a la meglio juventu, buenos actores y muy bien llevada! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent movie about love, lies, growing up & growing old in which a lot is shown, while a great many things remain unspoken. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Racconto corale suggestivo e commovente, dinamiche familiari raccontate con efficacia e realismo, un cast d'attori tutti bravi ed una storia struggente.. BELLO! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Almost on a par with La Meglio Gioventù. Very deep dialogues. A film about life as it really is and not as it is portrayed in Hollywood. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Moving pictures coming from Italy should never be ignored. 'Il più bel giorno della mia vita' is certainly one of them :) It pleasantly mirrors that essential spirit and importance of a family life, but it also successfully portraits today's modern Italy which inevitably adapts its feelings to opposing views towards good old Italian tradition. Nice surprise to see cameo performance from Jean-Hugues Anglade (37°2 le matin).. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Irene (Virna Lisi) presides over an Italian family rife with tension and secrets. Her daughter Sara (Margherita Buy) is a widow struggling with abandonment issues who constantly worries about the safety of her son. Her other daughter, Rita (Sandra Ceccarelli), feels trapped in her marriage and is considering an affair with another man. Her son Claudio (Luigi Lo Cascio) is gay, but hopes his family has not figured that out yet, even though he often brings his boyfriend to family gatherings.
      Director
      Cristina Comencini
      Producer
      Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
      Screenwriter
      Cristina Comencini, Lucilla Schiaffino, Giulia Calenda
      Production Co
      Cattleya
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital