Bread, Love and Dreams (Pane, Amore e Fantasia) Reviews

  • Mar 09, 2018

    Vittorio De Sica is a veteran carabinieri assigned to a small town in rural Italy. He takes a shine to the local midwife, but after she rebuffs him, he focuses his attention on the much younger Gina Lollabrigida, the town wild girl who goes by the nickname "Frisky". It turns out she has a crush on a very shy young carabinieri under De Sica's command ... so shy, he has hid the fact that he returns her affection. De Sica gives up his pursuit and acts as matchmaker for the two. It's a good thing because the midwife likes him after all and everybody's super happy. An amiable romantic comedy lightly influenced by neorealism ... it vividly creates it's rural setting to tell a light, fluffy story. This is probably Lollabrigida's best performance.

    Vittorio De Sica is a veteran carabinieri assigned to a small town in rural Italy. He takes a shine to the local midwife, but after she rebuffs him, he focuses his attention on the much younger Gina Lollabrigida, the town wild girl who goes by the nickname "Frisky". It turns out she has a crush on a very shy young carabinieri under De Sica's command ... so shy, he has hid the fact that he returns her affection. De Sica gives up his pursuit and acts as matchmaker for the two. It's a good thing because the midwife likes him after all and everybody's super happy. An amiable romantic comedy lightly influenced by neorealism ... it vividly creates it's rural setting to tell a light, fluffy story. This is probably Lollabrigida's best performance.

  • Mar 02, 2011

    With "Pane, amore e fantasia" Neorealism becomes "rosa" (pink) and opens the way to italian comedy: talk about love not war (untill Monicelli's "La grande guerra")! Gina Lollobrigida is so beautiful, but Castellani's "Due soldi di speranza" is far superior.

    With "Pane, amore e fantasia" Neorealism becomes "rosa" (pink) and opens the way to italian comedy: talk about love not war (untill Monicelli's "La grande guerra")! Gina Lollobrigida is so beautiful, but Castellani's "Due soldi di speranza" is far superior.

  • Feb 17, 2011

    Competent romantic comedy, but nothing special.

    Competent romantic comedy, but nothing special.

  • Jun 13, 2008

    Really nice and well directed! Brilliant Lollobrigida!

    Really nice and well directed! Brilliant Lollobrigida!

  • Aug 16, 2007

    This type of comedy never gets old. 60 years old, still amazing!

    This type of comedy never gets old. 60 years old, still amazing!