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small-minded and shallow
| Original Score: 3/5
Gabriele Muccino essentially subjects the audience to what Giulia subjects her family to in the film: a lot of unnecessary drama.
The film works as a slice of life but has nothing valuable to say about people or the way they conduct their relationships.
| Original Score: 2/4
The glimpses of human behavior feel genuine.
Even Monica Bellucci as Carlo's former girlfriend can't save it from mediocrity.
I liked it; you may not. It may come down to your level of fascination with people who scream and gesture wildly in melodramatic Italian.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's an intriguing premise executed unintriguingly.
The people in Remember Me, My Love evaporate the minute the lights come up.
For such a downbeat story, the film is full of humor and vivacity. The characters, though frustrated and delusional, are fully realized by the exceptional cast.
Gabriele Muccino cunningly plays his characters as a unit and as individuals, allowing for a continual series of dramatic vignettes.
| Original Score: 3/4
Remember Me, My Love is hard to forget.
| Original Score: 4/4
Remember Me, My Love might sound like a love story, but it makes romance look pretty bleak.
| Original Score: B
A lively if overlong movie that allows for the full spectrum of human emotion and behavior.
| Original Score: C+
Achieves the dubious distinction of featuring a large gallery of nearly all unlikable characters.
There just doesn't seem the need for this much needy self-absorption.
| Original Score: C
The movie is being sold as a romance with the tag line: 'Some loves are never forgotten.' But the only love evident here is self-love, and the overall feel is disturbingly soulless.
It's a narcissist's picnic; all of the characters are so unapologetically selfish in their passion to maximize their human potential that it's difficult to care about any of them, one way or another.
| Original Score: 1/5
If it were less prone to soap-opera histrionics, this screechy saga of an upscale family collapsing under the weight of its members' self-absorption might have something worth saying.
How often does a director make pretty much the same film twice in a row and pretty much nail it both times?
| Original Score: A-
Muccino and co-writer Heidrun Schleef's script is filled with the kind of sad wisdom that comes with age, and the film is acted with maximum fidelity to the emotional ugliness of real life.