I very much agree with Nate Q’s review on this. It really gets off to a slow start (With the exception of Waits’ Jockey Full of Bourbon opening the film). But once Roberto Benigni becomes part of the picture, it really takes off. The man is just made of entertainment. But even more than that, the characters and chemistry between them really strengthen at that point. Very entertaining, well made, and bookended by fantastic Tom Waits songs!