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 30, 2010
It was easy to drink down and pleasure to eat up, and while it didn't blow my mind or rock my world it left me fully satiated to the point I hungered not a single ounce more.
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-
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