The sentimentality is sometimes cringey, the humor sometimes falls flat, and Morricone' score is somewhat forgettable (blasphemy I know). Overall. it's a solid coming of age story with a wonderful ending
Captures that fleeting moment in which the cinema replaced the church as the heart of a community, creating a platform for discussion, expression & self-discovery. Tornatore's film shows us how far movies have progressed, but also how far we've drifted from the idea of the cinema as a place for social interaction; somewhere that not only brought people together, but allowed us to experience the world beyond our own.
heartwarming nostalgia. it's about how cinema influenced some people in many ways, its not just about recounting a filmmaker's past that related to cinema. The KISSES made me cry like some weak-kneed kids.
A Classic ! Simple,moving story about coming of age,a look at early cinema and censorship.Every scene touches ! Shows how having films in our lives can bring a certain understanding.
Little Salvatore Cascio as Toto is a delight ,how did they get such a performance from him? Unforgettable score by Ennio Morricone.
This movie helped me realise that Tornatore is in fact a tearjerking-seeker director, that relise on sympathy from the public for it's one dimensional charachters that do nothing that mime pathetic emotions. It seems that making a 3 hour film hasn't helped solving the many "problems" Salvadore came upon, Tornatore just took the easy way and made the most hollywood-like ending he could come up with. 3 stars
A very touching movie without being too melodramatic,this is a 150minutes of laughter,friendship,families,love and some heartwrenching scenes. Very good portrait of the earlier period of cinemas and a nice love story here