A brave film simply for daring to portray a nightmare lurking in the minds of middle-aged workers, people who might fear a film that addresses their insecurities this bluntly.
| Original Score: 4/5
Money makes the world go round in Days and Clouds, a darling relationship drama that probes our collective fears about financial instability with an almost profoundly empathetic detachment.
| Original Score: 3/4
While the context, in the U.S. as well as its native country, lends Days And Clouds added resonance, Soldini's main interest is in the politics of marriage.
| Original Score: B+
A flawlessly directed drama about an Italian couple's life together in love that is besieged by unemployment and the drastic downsizing of their lives.
| Original Score: 3/5
Elsa (Margherita Buy) and Michele (Antonio Albanese) have a problem: They're a married couple in a middlebrow arthouse movie.
Michele, in his inviolable pride and short temper, is almost a caricature of the vain Italian man, but the film otherwise deals with emotion in a truthful way.
| Original Score: 4/6
It's a 110-minute-long ending with no end in sight.
Soldini's finely observed, marvelously sensitive writing and direction draw you in like a subtle whirlpool.
Sensitive and subtle, it sympathetically details the devastation of economic insecurity and the regeneration of a marriage.
| Original Score: 7/10
Deliberately paced and naturally limned by all, the family's ups and downs make for a satisfying journey.
Decent performances from the two leads.