Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day) (1977)

Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day)

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The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loreon and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life. Beyond the "sensational" aspect of virile Marcello Mastoianni playing a gay … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Maurizio Costanzo, Ruggero Maccari
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On DVD: May 17, 2005
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Critic Reviews for Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Cast against type, Mastroianni (Oscar-nominated) and Sophia Loren deliver great performances in Ettore Scola's sensitive drama about a suicidal homosexual and a tired housewife.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

Sophia Loren puts in her best performance since Two Women.

Full Review… | January 23, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

August 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day)

How does an audience feel watching two depressed characters fail to cheer each other up during a depressing time period in Italy? Well, I don't know about you, but I was both depressed and bored. I'm a big fan of both Loren and Mastroianni, but I love to see them do stuff, have fun, overcome obstacles... and none of that happened here. This is a slice of life story, and it seems more suited for the stage than for film. It isn't even interesting visually. In fact, the set, costumes, and general mis-en-scene, are also really boring. I'm not going to say that it's a terrible film, though. In the character's interactions and dialogue, there was a bit of tension and a promise of furthering the story. Unfortunate that nothing comes of it, but I liked thinking that something would happen. Plus, it's hard to make this setting fun. So, I'm going to say this movie is just so-so.

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