Don't Move (2004)

Don't Move (2004)

Don't Move



Critic Consensus: Sergio Castellitto's latest film has a heavy dose of melodrama and is populated with unlikable characters.

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Don't Move is the second feature from actor/director Sergio Castellito (Mostly Martha), who wrote the script with his wife, actress/author Margaret Mazzantini from her best-selling novel. Castellito stars as Timoteo, a successful surgeon and permissive father whose teenage daughter, Angela (Elena Perino), has just had a life-threatening motorbike accident. Sitting in the hospital, wondering if his daughter will survive, Timoteo thinks back to a fateful day 15 years earlier when his car broke … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
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Written By: Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini
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On DVD: Jul 18, 2006
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Critic Reviews for Don't Move

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (24)

You don't like Don't Move, you admire it for daring to be a bit more complex, for caring about characters who are hard to care about and for plowing forward through all manner of ugly business.

June 3, 2005
Detroit News
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Though beautifully shot and acted, Don't Move still holds limited appeal.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Detroit Free Press
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Romantic melodrama of the worst kind.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
Washington Post
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The performances are exquisite.

Full Review… | May 26, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It has grand flourishes, bold strokes and a soundtrack that swells with emotional Italian and American rock, but it doesn't go over the edge of sentimentality. It's too hard-edged and its acting is too restrained and fine for that.

Full Review… | May 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Erotic yet lyrical, graphic yet subtle, edgy yet uplifting, disturbing yet reassuring.

Full Review… | May 19, 2005
Dallas Morning News
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Audience Reviews for Don't Move


It's the second time I've seen it, and it definitely deserves a spot in my Favorite Movie List! Penelope delivers an intense performance that reminded me very strongly of Geena Rowland's performance in A Woman Under the Influence by Cassavetes.
Beautiful drama.

Saskia D.

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a haunting and passionate film.

Stefanie C

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An interesting movie. Sometimes a little confusing as Timoteo is remembering the past as his daughter is going through a life and death surgery. We find out he was about to leave his wife for a sultry Italia (Penelope Cruz), but chose to stay with his wife when she became pregnant.

Red Lats

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