Italian for Beginners Reviews

  • Jan 06, 2019

    This movie proves 2 things. 1 One can make a great movie for under 5 million bucks. 2 Danish movies don't suck. The acting was exceptional. The characters were believable and all touched you in their own way. Something that's very hard to do. The story, although lacked continuity at times - worked. It ran the perfect emotional gambit. It will make you chuckle and get teary eyed. Its a great romantic first date movie for those that enjoy a good foreign language film. Brava.

    This movie proves 2 things. 1 One can make a great movie for under 5 million bucks. 2 Danish movies don't suck. The acting was exceptional. The characters were believable and all touched you in their own way. Something that's very hard to do. The story, although lacked continuity at times - worked. It ran the perfect emotional gambit. It will make you chuckle and get teary eyed. Its a great romantic first date movie for those that enjoy a good foreign language film. Brava.

  • Sep 30, 2014

    Nothing really holds the movie together with enough substance, just mostly plays as separated characters with different stories that don't ever really feel connected (even with the Italian class). The Dogma 95 style of jerky handheld cameras was the wrong approch for this movie, it's pretty distracting throughout, and doesn't work with the romantic comedy aspirations of the movie.

    Nothing really holds the movie together with enough substance, just mostly plays as separated characters with different stories that don't ever really feel connected (even with the Italian class). The Dogma 95 style of jerky handheld cameras was the wrong approch for this movie, it's pretty distracting throughout, and doesn't work with the romantic comedy aspirations of the movie.

  • Apr 10, 2013

    Although a bit slow and hum-drum at first, this sweet little film grew on me. The immediacy of the video-taped quality made it remind me of an episode of Britain's Coronation Street. An enjoyable view.

    Although a bit slow and hum-drum at first, this sweet little film grew on me. The immediacy of the video-taped quality made it remind me of an episode of Britain's Coronation Street. An enjoyable view.

  • Feb 08, 2013

    At the edge of their lonely life, they finally encounter their true pairs. This is the most pure love story that I've never seen before. Whenever I watch this film, I cannot help falling in love with this film and all characters.

    At the edge of their lonely life, they finally encounter their true pairs. This is the most pure love story that I've never seen before. Whenever I watch this film, I cannot help falling in love with this film and all characters.

  • Jan 31, 2013

    The seventh Dogma. My first Denmark.

    The seventh Dogma. My first Denmark.

  • Oct 20, 2012

    Also this Danish movie was full of love. ???????????DVD?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Also this Danish movie was full of love. ???????????DVD?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Sep 26, 2012

    supposed to be a romantic comendy. however, it turned out to be sad and depressing dannish alternative movie. worth watching though, if in mood...

    supposed to be a romantic comendy. however, it turned out to be sad and depressing dannish alternative movie. worth watching though, if in mood...

  • Jun 10, 2012

    Einer der besten dänischen Dogma 95 Filme

    Einer der besten dänischen Dogma 95 Filme

  • Jun 10, 2012

    Lars Von Trier inició en 1995 un movimiento cinematográfico llamado Dogma. La historia se encargaría de llamarle Dogma 95. Este fue un intento por basar las películas solamente en historias y personajes, más allá de efectos especiales o adornos innecesarios (desde el punto de vista de esta corriente) para el servicio de la historia y el desarrollo de los personajes. Se realizó incluso un decálogo, donde se estipulaban las reglas de esta escuela como por ejemplo: Que no fueran películas de género (comedias, misterio, suspenso etc.), que la iluminación fuera natural y no manipulada por nada ni por nadie, que no tuvieran música y cosas por el estilo. Dogma 95 sin duda ha sido uno de los movimientos cinematográficos más relevantes de los últimos años. Esta película danesa "Italiano para Principiantes" pertene precisamente a ese selecto grupo de cintas. Cuenta la historia de algunos personajes que convergen en un curso de Italiano. "Italiano para Principiantes", podría ser considerada, la única película romántica de la corriente Dogma 95. Una buena cinta con una bonita historia.

    Lars Von Trier inició en 1995 un movimiento cinematográfico llamado Dogma. La historia se encargaría de llamarle Dogma 95. Este fue un intento por basar las películas solamente en historias y personajes, más allá de efectos especiales o adornos innecesarios (desde el punto de vista de esta corriente) para el servicio de la historia y el desarrollo de los personajes. Se realizó incluso un decálogo, donde se estipulaban las reglas de esta escuela como por ejemplo: Que no fueran películas de género (comedias, misterio, suspenso etc.), que la iluminación fuera natural y no manipulada por nada ni por nadie, que no tuvieran música y cosas por el estilo. Dogma 95 sin duda ha sido uno de los movimientos cinematográficos más relevantes de los últimos años. Esta película danesa "Italiano para Principiantes" pertene precisamente a ese selecto grupo de cintas. Cuenta la historia de algunos personajes que convergen en un curso de Italiano. "Italiano para Principiantes", podría ser considerada, la única película romántica de la corriente Dogma 95. Una buena cinta con una bonita historia.

  • Feb 19, 2012

    A dogma film which you have to watch with that in mind...so don't put it on thinking is a romantic comedy...anyway besides the style which is very indi and courageous but yet difficult to adjust to, the movie has a cast which drives the plot into a very interesting way, between coincidence and interconnection allowing a story that arcs from tragedy to happiness... If you are not into this genre it is very hard to watch (there's basically no score throughout the film) but given the spontenaty of the cast , it is really worth it to take a look

    A dogma film which you have to watch with that in mind...so don't put it on thinking is a romantic comedy...anyway besides the style which is very indi and courageous but yet difficult to adjust to, the movie has a cast which drives the plot into a very interesting way, between coincidence and interconnection allowing a story that arcs from tragedy to happiness... If you are not into this genre it is very hard to watch (there's basically no score throughout the film) but given the spontenaty of the cast , it is really worth it to take a look