A Place for Lovers (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Place for Lovers (1968)

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Vittorio De Sica directed this sudsy romantic drama, which received punishing reviews on its initial release. Recently-divorced fashion designer Julia (Faye Dunaway) arrives in Venice from the U.S. and meets handsome race car driver Valerio (Marcello Mastroianni) at the airport. While she initially brushes off his advances, she soon has a change of heart and invites him to spend a few days with her at the villa where she'll be staying. After several days divided between lovemaking and sightseeing, a party at Julia's home turns into an orgy, and Valerio decides that he's bitten off more than he can chew and leaves her. However, Valerio soon learns that there's a reason for Julia's reckless abandon -- she is suffering from a terminal illness and has a very short time to live. Faye Dunaway and Marcello Mastroianni were romantically involved at the time Amanti was in production, though little of their personal chemistry appears onscreen.

Cast

Karin Engh
as Griselda
Esmeralda Ruspoli
as Attorney's Wife
Enrico Simonetti
as Party Entertainer
Mirella Pamphili
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for A Place for Lovers

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Could Vittorio de Sica possibly have directed it? De Sica, who made The Bicycle Thief? Even a director who had made no movies would have a hard time making one as bad as this.

April 25, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

ith Vittorio De Sica's direction, the eye-pleasing atmosphere of the Italian Alps and Marcello Mastroianni and Faye Dunaway a good team as a pair of ill-starred lovers, there's enough pull.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

All is lethargy, inanity, a yawning prettiness.

April 25, 2016 | Full Review…
The Spectator

Dreadful trash.

April 25, 2016 | Full Review…
TV Guide

If it weren't for the gorgeous location shots of the Italian Alps, I would have dozed off.

September 2, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for A Place for Lovers

½

Overheated dramatics in absolutely breathtaking locations. Faye is ravishing and clothed in the height of 60's fashion.

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