A Five Star Life (2014)



Critic Consensus: Modest to a fault, A Five Star Life is worth seeing chiefly for Margherita Buy's marvelous work in the central role.

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A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 3, 2014
Box Office: $0.3M
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Critic Reviews for A Five Star Life

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (12)

Flatly told and highly familiar.

Full Review… | September 4, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Its refreshing conclusion is more suited to ambiguous European sensibilities than the all-American desire for happy endings or at least concrete resolutions ...

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There is a warm naturalness to the dialogue, and Buy is wonderfully evocative.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Arizona Republic
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A frothy romantic comedy tinged with melancholy and yearning.

Full Review… | August 15, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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One of those rambling European films with little plot but lots of atmosphere ...

Full Review… | August 8, 2014
Detroit News
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This Italian romantic dramedy needs a little room service, because the romance, comedy and drama are sometimes in short supply.

Full Review… | August 7, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for A Five Star Life

One person's happiness, is not always the same as another's. This was a key lesson I learned in A Five Star Life's final moments. A lesson I take to heart.

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