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Italiensk for Begyndere (Italian for Beginners) Reviews

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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October 30, 2010
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 21, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Scherfig, who has had a successful career in TV, tackles more than she can handle.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 6, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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An engaging Danish movie that rises from the ashes of loneliness and despair to spread feelings of happiness across the screen.

| Original Score: B

August 9, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A rarity: a humane picture about modern romance among believable adults.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

July 20, 2002

Houston Chronicle
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June 29, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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[Scherfig] has made a movie that will leave you wondering about the characters' lives after the clever credits roll.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 28, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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The combination of lightness and strictness in this instance gives Italian for Beginners an amiable aimlessness that keeps it from seeming predictably formulaic.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 13, 2002
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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The result is that rarest of things -- a heartwarming love story that bears not a trace of cheap feeling or false emotion.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

March 3, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 2, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Although Scherfig occasionally strays too far into the absurd, the movie is a refreshing change from formulaic romantic comedies.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 26, 2002
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Romantic comedy and Dogme 95 filmmaking may seem odd bedfellows, but they turn out to be delightfully compatible here.

February 26, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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It sends you away a believer again and quite cheered at just that.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 26, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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In Italian for Beginners, Scherfig has failed at making her story and characters seem ordinary while succeeding at making a very ordinary film.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2002
Don Druker
Globe and Mail
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For Hollywood, love is the province of an aristocracy of the Beautiful and the Blessed. But in the world of Italian For Beginners, love is for us.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 23, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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There are moments it can be heart-rending in an honest and unaffected (and gentle) way.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 23, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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[The characters] get more charming by the minute.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite the drawbacks of the Dogma approach, Italian for Beginners speaks to the universal subject of love in a way that will delight most viewers.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Scherfig clearly has fondness for these characters, even as they stumble.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

February 1, 2002
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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Scherfig, the writer-director, has made a film so unabashedly hopeful that it actually makes the heart soar. Yes, soar.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

February 1, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A charming Danish comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 1, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Who'd have thought one could fall in love with a Dogme 95 film? But I have, and this is it. Skoal and bellissima!

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

February 1, 2002
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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Unlike lots of Hollywood fluff, this has layered, well-developed characters and some surprises.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 31, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Sweetly sexy, funny and touching.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 22, 2002
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This charming but slight tale has warmth, wit and interesting characters compassionately portrayed.

Full Review Source: USA Today

January 18, 2002
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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If there was a flu shot for the blues, it might come in the form of this embraceable ode to loneliness and love regained.

Full Review Source: Newsday

January 18, 2002
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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There's something real and touching about these people's lives.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A Danish Nora Ephron movie in Dogma drag, and the result is even more precious than it is tedious.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 18, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Buoyed by the sly comic edges that the likable cast members impart to their characters.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 17, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A delicious and delicately funny look at the residents of a Copenhagen neighborhood coping with the befuddling complications life tosses at them.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 17, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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A funny, relationship-driven ensemble piece that takes the chill out of the Danish winter with a snuggly blanket of humanism.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 15, 2002
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