La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) Reviews

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February 28, 2020
Nanni Moretti has made a career's worth of film grounded in humor, but here he has turned serious.
October 5, 2019
With tender skill, Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation "I can't go on-I'll go on."
March 7, 2018
Like a good shrink, Moretti watches with an unflinching but compassionate eye.
March 9, 2012
Moretti's comedies and sarires are more interesting than this family melodrama about loss and grief, though he should be commended for making a touching and sensitive film that never descends into cloying bathos.
Top Critic
February 9, 2007
With tender skill, [director] Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation 'I can't go on--I'll go on.'
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
December 1, 2003
A work of powerful understatement, artfully crafted and subtly acted.
August 18, 2003
We're all guilty of worrying about things that are completely unimportant; this film is a wonderful reminder that we shouldn't.
December 8, 2002
A thoughtful and haunting study of the ways a family copes with the unthinkable.
October 11, 2002
The Son's Room is a sob story that is too pat for my taste.
October 11, 2002
proves once again that some of the best films do not come from America.
August 11, 2002
July 20, 2002
Nothing in The Son's Room is conventionally sentimental or reassuring.
June 14, 2002
The Son's Room refers to every room this family will inhabit for a long time -- he's an unseen, ubiquitous presence -- but they may learn to lead ordinary, even joyful lives again.
June 5, 2002
I certainly found its depiction of a family affected by grief far more believable and effective than the strident dish-breaking, breast-beating of In the Bedroom.
May 30, 2002
Moretti plays Giovanni, a psychiatrist who predictably finds it difficult to sustain interest in his profession after the family tragedy. Too predictably, in fact.
May 19, 2002
Ranks with such films as In the Bedroom, Ordinary People, and Terms of Endearment in the sensitivity with which it observes the effect a child's death on the remaining members of the family.
May 16, 2002
This is not an easy film. But it could be, by its art and heart, a necessary one.
May 10, 2002
Chances are, if you were impressed by In the Bedroom, you'll be even more taken by Moretti's wrenching little film.
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