Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) Reviews

March 2, 2019
Openly gay Turkish film director Ferzan Ozpetek has never been nelly about scattering characters of his own persuasion throughout his oeuvre. . . .Here he again explores the plight of closeted homosexuals in a gentle farce full of fond stereotypes.
September 16, 2011
September 14, 2011
September 13, 2011
June 10, 2011
The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.
June 10, 2011
As virtual tourism, it's a success but as dramatic fare it's a distinctly thin bowl of zuppa.
December 22, 2010
It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.
December 21, 2010
It's nicely performed and reasonably amusing but it's hard to care about the rather self-absorbed characters and their cloistered universe.
December 20, 2010
Ozpetek could have trimmed some of the sub-plots, but it's broadly amusing (especially when our hero's camp pals pitch up) and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.
December 17, 2010
Quite possibly the most boring film of 2010.
December 16, 2010
A disaster area, pure and simple.
December 16, 2010
Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes. Everyone here is a disappointed misfit, not just the loose cannons in the clan.
December 16, 2010
A duty-bound son learns the importance of being true to himself in this slick and bittersweet Italian comedy.
December 15, 2010
This Italian coming-out comedy has a neat central narrative gimmick. Unfortunately, it hasn't got a lot else.
December 15, 2010
The feel is somewhat cloistered and the pace rarely gets the pulse racing but this is engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.
December 13, 2010
Slickly funny and polished romantic-comedy.
November 8, 2010
With a fluid and comedic style comes a film that understands its place in Italian society and doesn't expect any less than complete competency from its audience.
September 16, 2010
With a family like this, who needs enemies?