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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Daniel S.'s rating of the film A Brief Vacation

    It's a good movie alright but not a masterpiece. If Clara's self-awareness is depicted with subtlety by Vittorio De Sica, the painting of her grotesque family comes rather under the comedy mold. Recommended.

  2. Sunrise's rating of the film A Brief Vacation

    Integrating his two conflicting styles at the end of a career, De Sica initiates self-analysis while testing the limits of "realism." Clara comes from a harsh environment of De Sica's realism (over-abused factory worker, enslaved and unsatisfied wife) and her medication is relaxation in heavenly isolation. Kindling passionate desires and humanistic infidelities makes Clara ambiguous about returning- and too, De Sica?

  3. Acerk21's rating of the film A Brief Vacation

    Brilliant film! Right up there with De Sica's best!

  4. Mayukh Sen's rating of the film A Brief Vacation

    beautiful. my only complaint is that the cahracter of her lover is really too thinly written, as if he's a caricature rather than a real person. this is otherwise marvelous