, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Title: L’Ultimo Bacio


Review/Synopsis: 10/10 After looking at the above picture, are you still questioning my 10/10 rating? I didn’t thing so! If you are, just keep looking…well, ok, I will review the film, if you insist! This was the first Italian movie I ever watched and it is GREAT. I think every demographic can relate: moms, singles, men, women, young, old, married, single…everyone. Besides the acting (Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefano Accorsi, and Claudio Santamaria are the best in their roles),  the writing is great! It is funny and I am always a fan of narrated films and while the entire thing isn’t narrated, the narration lends a great deal to the movie. There is one scene that stands out: a fight between the two protagonists, played by Giovanna and Stefano. I have to say it is one of the most well acted and passionate scenes I’ve seen in a movie this decade (other scenes include the one I mentioned in my review of 28 Hotel Rooms). This movie is funny, sad, and intriguing. I wouldn’t say it’s particularly romantic, although various relationships are the main subject of film, but there is definitely a lot of drama and some comedy and suspense. The film follows a couple expecting a baby, the female partner’s parents’ relationship, and all of the male partner’s friendships, and his friend’s respective relationships. This film was remade into an American version in 2006, so it’s definitely worth watching!

Year: 2001

Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudio Santamaria, Pierfrancesco Favino, Giorgio Pasotti, Regina Orioli

Country/Language: Italy-Italian w/English subtitles

Where to watch: Netflix