Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) Reviews

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July 30, 2014
Di Gregorio stars in the film as well as writing and directing, and a more charming mealtime companion you're not likely to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2013
Shot handheld and mostly confined to the apartment, the film is (despite some mild food tourism) a delightful feat
October 8, 2010
[A] unique recipe, a bittersweet comedy/drama, with a dash of realism.
August 26, 2010
What a pleasure it is to see a film that treats the elderly as more just the sum of their age spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2010
These women! These women are marvelous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2010
This is a small, perfectly delicious film. The actors are magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 20, 2010
A simple and endlessly charming look at a weekend in the life of an uncomplicated middle-aged man living with his aging mama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 16, 2010
Novice feature director Gianni Di Gregorio has made a terrific and warm little comedy by only occasionally leaving his apartment in Rome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2010
It's a gentle meditation on food and companionship.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2010
[Di Gregorio] draws wonderfully unfussy performances from his nonprofessional cast and ... produces a film which feels so natural that it seems to be capturing real life
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 6, 2010
Mid-August Lunch is a sweet-spirited gem, warmly comic while showing the hassles of caring for aging relatives more honestly than 10 family sagas from Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2010
Not much happens in this wisp of a movie (it's barely 75 minutes), and not much is necessary; it's all about finding a mood and letting it sneak up and envelop the watcher.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2010
Easy as a Sunday morning ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 23, 2010
A tasty tidbit of a film, Mid-August Lunch is one of those movies where almost nothing happens but it happens quite nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 23, 2010
As shimmering and insubstantial as heat haze... an airy morsel that dissolves on the tongue, imparting only the faintest hint of flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 23, 2010
You'd have trouble finding another movie with such unforced appreciation of its elderly characters or such intelligent understanding of old age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2010
A delightful homage to the simple pleasures that life can offer no matter the age.
April 9, 2010
The droll Mid-August is a tribute to the gentle skills of Italian filmmaker Gianni Di Gregorio, who not only wrote and directed this unhurried chamber piece but also starred in it as a character he named after himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2010
There's no grand drama or payoff to sleepy Italian import Mid-August Lunch -- this is essentially Polaroid-type, snapshot cinema. But there is truth here, and in truth there is always some value.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 1, 2010
It's a trifle, but a trifle that sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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