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

October 11, 2002
The Son's Room is a sob story that is too pat for my taste.
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.
March 5, 2002
March 2, 2002
February 28, 2002
Your appreciation of it will depend on what experiences you bring to it and what associations you choose to make.
February 1, 2002
Despite pitch-perfect performances, the craft of Moretti's direction and his honorable intentions, The Son's Room was not especially moving.
January 31, 2002
Instead of building character, [The Son's Room] makes its points serially and plays like the outline of a B minus term paper in which the assigned subject is Kubler-Ross.
January 29, 2002
A movie more to be prescribed than recommended -- as visually bland as a dentist's waiting room, complete with soothing Muzak and a cushion of predictable narrative rhythms.
January 25, 2002
A film...whose studied deliberation comes perilously close to ponderousness.
January 16, 2002
Ultimately the project comes across as clinical, detached, uninvolving, possibly prompting audience members to wonder, 'What's the point?'
October 12, 2001
the "too-scripted" pieces about weighty topics in La Stanzo del figlio begin to take on the hue and cry of self-satisfaction.
October 10, 2001
More maudlin than sharp.
July 3, 2001
While there will be those who applaud the film for generally steering clear of heavy-handed manipulation, the scenes nevertheless have a prefabricated, synthetic feel that prevent the material from being tangibly affecting.