Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella) Reviews

  • Apr 22, 2019

    beautiful movie with a very good story about those times

    beautiful movie with a very good story about those times

  • Apr 03, 2019

    first 10 minutes i felt im in the wrong room, at the wrong movie, after that, this beautiful story of hope and humanity, swept me away...and i laghet and cried and had a wonderful time, in a sad, formidabil way...please watch this movie!

    first 10 minutes i felt im in the wrong room, at the wrong movie, after that, this beautiful story of hope and humanity, swept me away...and i laghet and cried and had a wonderful time, in a sad, formidabil way...please watch this movie!

  • Mar 11, 2019

    La vida es bella es una fabula dramatica repleta de comedia inocente y contenido ligero, que muestra en su maxima expresion la alucino a su titulo, la belleza que invade el film italiano es mas que cautivador, una magnifica historia a la medida de una Guerra inhumana.

    La vida es bella es una fabula dramatica repleta de comedia inocente y contenido ligero, que muestra en su maxima expresion la alucino a su titulo, la belleza que invade el film italiano es mas que cautivador, una magnifica historia a la medida de una Guerra inhumana.

  • Mar 11, 2019

    There's only 1 word that can describe that movie so accurately... Beautiful.

    There's only 1 word that can describe that movie so accurately... Beautiful.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Life is Beautiful is a gut punch to your emotions. I have yet to meet someone not touched by it's romance, it's sweetness, selflessness and consequently it's horror, and I'd be very surprised if I ever did. Roberto Benigni paints the beautiful picture of a father who, though he is aware of reality, builds a fantasy around his son so that he might not have to suffer as he suffers, and also in order to save his life. Though it is important to live in reality, there are times where it is unnecessary, or it can even be healthy to escape it. The character he portrayed was so lovable, and his antics make for a very romantic and comedic story to lead into the rest of the movie. All of the acting is spot on, the set is fantastic and it deserved to win every nomination it got.

    Life is Beautiful is a gut punch to your emotions. I have yet to meet someone not touched by it's romance, it's sweetness, selflessness and consequently it's horror, and I'd be very surprised if I ever did. Roberto Benigni paints the beautiful picture of a father who, though he is aware of reality, builds a fantasy around his son so that he might not have to suffer as he suffers, and also in order to save his life. Though it is important to live in reality, there are times where it is unnecessary, or it can even be healthy to escape it. The character he portrayed was so lovable, and his antics make for a very romantic and comedic story to lead into the rest of the movie. All of the acting is spot on, the set is fantastic and it deserved to win every nomination it got.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    It face up an important problem with an incredible sense of humor. Wow

    It face up an important problem with an incredible sense of humor. Wow

  • Jan 18, 2019

    amazing movie and really touching

    amazing movie and really touching

  • Dec 28, 2018

    What can one say about this stunning achievement of storytelling, which achieves what not even Jerry Lewis could: Finding humor and heart in the horror of the Holocaust. A true clown at heart, Benigniâ"who deserved his Oscars, and probably another for Best Picture, to bootâ"strikes the perfect delicate balance between heavenly love and hellish brutality, like Chaplin before him employing buffoonish slapstick to ridicule the even more idiotic posturing of fascism. Why only treat evil seriously, when often the power of evil lies in precisely a complete lack of humor, an inability to take a joke (see: Obama mocking Trump), and a oh-so-serious-and-rational egoism? Rather than inadvertently ceding terms to the solemnity of the Blackshirts and angry young men, bowing to the power of hate as the film drops to its proverbial knees to rend its shirt in mourning, what Benigni does is far more radical, standing up to their violence by standing apart from it, refusing to acknowledge its terrible strengthâ"a fantasy, no doubt, as Zizek has pointed out (http://www.lacan.com/zizekholocaust.htm), but better than the fantasy that we might ever properly mourn the slaughtered victims. Rather than simply making this the tragic tale of survivors who barely escape the nightmare machinery of genocide, Benigni locates survival in the heart of death itself, signifying that one can be a survivor despite (by rejecting) the horrors, not only because of them. In doing this, the film ultimately exists a repudiation of Adornoâ(TM)s famed lament that there could be âno poetry after Auschwitzâ?â"for what Benigni does is precisely to find poetry *within* Auschwitz, dealing a blow to fascism like few other films before it.

    What can one say about this stunning achievement of storytelling, which achieves what not even Jerry Lewis could: Finding humor and heart in the horror of the Holocaust. A true clown at heart, Benigniâ"who deserved his Oscars, and probably another for Best Picture, to bootâ"strikes the perfect delicate balance between heavenly love and hellish brutality, like Chaplin before him employing buffoonish slapstick to ridicule the even more idiotic posturing of fascism. Why only treat evil seriously, when often the power of evil lies in precisely a complete lack of humor, an inability to take a joke (see: Obama mocking Trump), and a oh-so-serious-and-rational egoism? Rather than inadvertently ceding terms to the solemnity of the Blackshirts and angry young men, bowing to the power of hate as the film drops to its proverbial knees to rend its shirt in mourning, what Benigni does is far more radical, standing up to their violence by standing apart from it, refusing to acknowledge its terrible strengthâ"a fantasy, no doubt, as Zizek has pointed out (http://www.lacan.com/zizekholocaust.htm), but better than the fantasy that we might ever properly mourn the slaughtered victims. Rather than simply making this the tragic tale of survivors who barely escape the nightmare machinery of genocide, Benigni locates survival in the heart of death itself, signifying that one can be a survivor despite (by rejecting) the horrors, not only because of them. In doing this, the film ultimately exists a repudiation of Adornoâ(TM)s famed lament that there could be âno poetry after Auschwitzâ?â"for what Benigni does is precisely to find poetry *within* Auschwitz, dealing a blow to fascism like few other films before it.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    What beauty and love in the wake of human atrocities. A wonderful love story struck down in its prime by events of war torn Europe. A subtitled movie with charm and tragedy. The main characters refusal to be broken down right to the bitter end is inspiring. As well as a mother's and wife's unconditional love , not to leave her son and love of her life to a seemingly doomed fate without her. This movie is as sad as it is funny in it's starting scenes. A grave reminder of the horrors of humanities past events, that we all pray not to repeat. This tear jerker, as not aged the best but will continue to be a gem of a movie.

    What beauty and love in the wake of human atrocities. A wonderful love story struck down in its prime by events of war torn Europe. A subtitled movie with charm and tragedy. The main characters refusal to be broken down right to the bitter end is inspiring. As well as a mother's and wife's unconditional love , not to leave her son and love of her life to a seemingly doomed fate without her. This movie is as sad as it is funny in it's starting scenes. A grave reminder of the horrors of humanities past events, that we all pray not to repeat. This tear jerker, as not aged the best but will continue to be a gem of a movie.

  • Oct 09, 2018

    Life is Beautiful is a fantastic film about the importance of childhood innocence and the ability to find hope when faced with a horrific situation such as The Holocaust. During the first half of the film, we are introduced to Guido played by Benigni and his character is developed to be an extremely likeable guy. Then in the second half, he and his family are sent to a Nazi concentration camp. During the scenes at the camp, Guido attempts to protect his son's innocence from being tainted through the use of comedy. Although many people are annoyed at the use of humour in a film about The Holocaust, I believe they don't understand the true meaning of the film. It is not a film about the tragedy itself, nor is it about Nazis but rather it is a touching and emotional story about the importance of childhood innocence and finding hope even when faced with horrific brutality.

    Life is Beautiful is a fantastic film about the importance of childhood innocence and the ability to find hope when faced with a horrific situation such as The Holocaust. During the first half of the film, we are introduced to Guido played by Benigni and his character is developed to be an extremely likeable guy. Then in the second half, he and his family are sent to a Nazi concentration camp. During the scenes at the camp, Guido attempts to protect his son's innocence from being tainted through the use of comedy. Although many people are annoyed at the use of humour in a film about The Holocaust, I believe they don't understand the true meaning of the film. It is not a film about the tragedy itself, nor is it about Nazis but rather it is a touching and emotional story about the importance of childhood innocence and finding hope even when faced with horrific brutality.