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Life Is Beautiful

"An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all."

PG-13 1997-12-20 Comedy 1hr 56m

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

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A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

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Prefetto
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Uomo della chiave
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Reviews for Life Is Beautiful
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A Review by tubbs 6

Written by tubbs on 2020-06-09

The first half of the screenplay is better than the second and in particular the weak ending which is very commercial Oscar material. Howeve... read more

The first half of the screenplay is better than the second and in particular the weak ending which is very commercial Oscar material. However, there is Benigni, who is an old school visual comedian, and some of his antics are a delight. The period setting details are also well done.

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A Review by tubbs

The first half of the screenplay is better than the second and in particular the weak ending which is very commercial Oscar material. However, there is Benigni, who is an old school visual comedian, and some of his antics are a delight. The...

reviewer avatar

A Review by tubbs 6

Written by tubbs on 2020-06-09

The first half of the screenplay is better than the second and in particular the weak ending which is very commercial Oscar material. However, there is Benigni, who is an old school visual comedian, a...

read more