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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Among my more satisfying Fellini films to have watched. This vagabond story about young men who wants to drift around with women and parties without ever taking a job has a satisfying character gallery even though the most focus is on a selfish bastard who loves women of high class without realizing that his most gorgeous and best woman is the one back home. One of Fellini's most grounded movies.

  2. LibertyCapz's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Good to see that there were drifting twenty-somethings back in 1950s Italy who had as much trouble figuring their shit out as I do. Definitely soothing for a troubled soul. Fellini you magnificent bastard, you've done it again!

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Un film de qualité qui a fait découvrir Federico Fellini en dehors des frontières transalpines et qui reste une oeuvre significative du grand metteur en scène italien... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Fellini's films always have a strong pulse, full of vibrancy and life. I Vitelloni captures the joy of youth and the bittersweetness of growing up quite like no other Fellini.

  5. Riccardo's rating of the film I vitelloni

    "L’inverno è terribile. Non passa mai. E una mattina ti svegli. Eri un ragazzo fino a ieri. E non lo sei più."

  6. Arf's rating of the film I vitelloni

  7. Jason's rating of the film I vitelloni

    One of the key works of art focused on drifting, wayward young men post-WWII. In a weird way, Fellini's quasi-autobiographical account isn't a million miles off from Kerouac. It is hard to say for sure if Fellini is impassively calling it like he sees it, or consciously mounting a critique of himself and his fellows. Ultimately this is a pretty dark portrait of callowness and ennui, even if a little wistful.

  8. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film I vitelloni

  9. Wee Hunk's rating of the film I vitelloni

    You call it neo-realism, and I call it melodrama, and I say, "To Hell with it!" Luckily, he gave up realism and became one of the greatest directors in the world.

  10. ermete polpette's rating of the film I vitelloni

  11. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film I vitelloni

  12. Enrico Gaudenzi's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Un caposaldo nella rappresentazione della provincia italiana, un film sull'irresponsabilità e la voglia di rimanere bambini, un film sui Vitelloni

  13. Lintang A.'s rating of the film I vitelloni

    The one of the rare post war films which spoke of conflicts within family.

  14. Ethan's rating of the film I vitelloni

    One of Fellini's best films. Even this early in his career he was doing great things. Scorsese got a lot of influence from this film when he made Mean Streets.

  15. Wesley Foster's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Near perfect film with a lot of great laughs. A true masterstroke by Fellini whose universal lesson is just as relevant today as it was 60 years ago. You're never too old for the belt!

  16. Mr. Smifff's rating of the film I vitelloni

    One of Fellini's earlier masterpieces. The characters are hopelessly flawed, and so sympathetic. No director in history could ever tell a story about man-children better than Fellini. To top it off, this movie has the single greatest film score I've ever heard. It's a rare score like Star Wars or Citizen Kane that not only succeeds in carrying you; it is also thoroughly unforgettable.

  17. francine's rating of the film I vitelloni

    I can't believe I have only now experienced this. Considering I have been drawn to almost every film influenced, inspired or lifted from it, I now place this at the top of that list.

  18. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Fellini must have loved directing crowds. All his movies have a sequence with a large crowd. Which I like cos it give me a view of Italian culture/group dynamics which is what you want from world cinema.

  19. SpacePirate's rating of the film I vitelloni

    One of his finest films, and really strikes a chord personally as I relate strongly to one of the main characters. A great example of a simple film moving an audience profoundly.

  20. EdieEmm's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Next to films about gangsters or moody superheros, nostalgic reminiscings about your little group of shiftless, coddled, man-child friends in the 50s are pretty high up there in terms of risk for ‘boys will be boys’ apologism. My guard was up. Instead, I found myself pulled into a tender, empathetic love-letter of a film, witty & sweet & sincere. Not my favourite Fellini, but full of the stuff that makes me love him.

  21. Roy Deckard's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Fellini: Vitelloni= "the unemployed of the middle class, mother’s pets. They shine during the holiday season, and waiting for it takes up the rest of the year". Ennio Flaiano: Vitellone= "a young man from a modest family, perhaps a student, but one who had either already gone beyond the progammed schedule for his coursework, or one who did nothing all the time[...]. The family son who only ate but never 'produced'".

  22. msmichel's rating of the film I vitelloni

    Fellini's third feature tells an universal story of five men and lifelong friends whose lives seem to have stagnated before they've really begun. The roles may fit stereotypes but Fellini's script has an authenticity and understanding of his characters that hits home. Casting is exceptional as these men/children at least attempt to mature. ' In the end only one of us left...'

  23. Gingerastaire's rating of the film I vitelloni

  24. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film I vitelloni

    8 1/2's liveliness makes it my favorite Fellini, but I Vitelloni is the more touching and tender film. Just as Marcello in La Dolce Vita wanted art and journalism and Guido in 8 1/2 wanted success and honesty, Moraldo, who's name is clearly a stupid pun, is envious of a lifestyle he doesn't want to lose yet and respectful towards another one he'll have to eventually embrace which all leads into a bittersweet ending.

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