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Remember Me, My Love (2004)

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Gabriele Muccino's Ricordati di Me (Remember Me) is a drama about two generations in an Italian family. Carlo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) and Giulia (Laura Morante) are a married couple who have each given up their aspirations in order to live an average life. Their 19-year-old son, Paolo (Silvio Muccino), is having trouble finding an identity, while their 18-year-old daughter, Valentina (Nicoletta Romanoff), has already figured out how to use sex to her advantage. The family goes through a crisis when Carlo begins having an affair, Giulia attempt to seduce the director of a local stage production she is in, and Valentina does what she does best to land an audition for the same production.
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R
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Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Fabrizio Bentivoglio
as Carlo Ristuccia
Laura Morante
as Giulia Ristuccia
Nicoletta Romanoff
as Valentina Ristuccia
Gabriele Lavia
as Alfredo
Enrico Silvestrin
as Stefano Manni
Silvio Muccino
as Paolo Ristuccia
Barbara Abbondanza
as Assistant Anesthetist
Giada Bertini
as Stefano's Girlfriend
Brian Bullard
as Choreographer
Roberta Cartocci
as Anesthetist
Caroline D'Andrea
as Girls Casting Lister
Girolamo Di Stolfo
as Genie of `Ali Baba'
Clemenza Fantoni
as Paolo's Professor
Luca Gregori
as Piccio
Luca Jurman
as Audition Director
Guaia Marini
as Martina
Chiara Mastalli
as Auditioning Girl
Stefano Mignucci
as `Ali Baba' Director
Massimo Molea
as Former Soccer Player
Simona Morgia
as Dance Teacher
Claudio Puglisi
as Matt's Alter Ego
Andrea Sama
as Matteo
Vanessa Sampaolesi
as Stefano's Fan
Franklin Santana
as Franklin
Saviana Scalfi
as Casting Woman
Simone Taddei
as Francesco
Lucia Vasini
as Anna's Mother
Valerio Vinciarelli
as Ilaria's Brother
Riccardo Zinna
as Benedetto
Omero Antonutti
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Remember Me, My Love

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (11)

I liked it; you may not. It may come down to your level of fascination with people who scream and gesture wildly in melodramatic Italian.

Full Review… | December 10, 2004
Denver Post
Top Critic

It's an intriguing premise executed unintriguingly.

December 9, 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The people in Remember Me, My Love evaporate the minute the lights come up.

November 5, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Remember Me, My Love is hard to forget.

Full Review… | October 8, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Achieves the dubious distinction of featuring a large gallery of nearly all unlikable characters.

September 29, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's a narcissist's picnic; all of the characters are so unapologetically selfish in their passion to maximize their human potential that it's difficult to care about any of them, one way or another.

Full Review… | September 9, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Remember Me, My Love

This could have been titled Believe in Me, My Love. The people in this film all have issues with confidence, exasperated by the fact that no one believes in their abilities. Carlos (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) has an unfinished book he has been writing for years. It remains unfinished because his wife, Giulia (Laura Morante) thinks it of no consequence. Giulia, meanwhile, gave up her acting career because Carlos told her she didn't have the talent to continue. The story is built on this foundation and presents to us two people who must seek validation outside of their relationship. In many ways, this is a sad tale of two people who love each other, but the pieces just don't seem to fit. This viewer found the juxtaposition of the husband and wife seeking to fulfill their dreams separately to be moving and somewhat emotionally draining. The arguments that ensue as each discovers what the other is up to present some classic screaming fits by Giulia that would have added a comical touch, if they had been a little less numerous. Meanwhile their two kids are struggling with finding their own way. The daughter pursues a dream and uses her body to achieve it, while the son just tries to make friends and hook up with the girl of his dreams. The film was well done. The pacing and the music enhanced the story as it unfolded. One felt that one was eavesdropping on these people and their lives. An intimate film that invites us in without being intrusive.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

½

I was really not a huge fan of this movie. I saw a glimmer within it of something that I actually did want to see, but a glimmer was all it was: the play Giulia was in seemed intriguing. Watching these characters interact fills me with the feeling that I'm somehow missing something that they're all privy to. Nobody's happy with who they have, but they all seem to want to salvage their old relationships just to spite each other. I will never understand women who blurt "I never want to see you again" and still expect thier partner to stick around. Carlo's clingy wife doesn't know what she wants. They both cheat on each other, yet interpret the infidelity of the other as a deep personal slight. This movie reminded me of Closer in that the tragedy lay mainly in the fact that if only the characters knew how to communicate thier desires honestly and articulately with each other, they wouldn't constantly hurt each other as badly as they do.

Emily Armstrong
Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

I liked this Italian drama about a family in Rome where the father daydreams of his college girlfriend & unfinished novel, the wife about her unrealized acting career, the daughter about making it in show business and the son about his unrequited love . . .

John Gilmore
John Gilmore

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