The First Beautiful Thing (La prima cosa bella) 2011

The First Beautiful Thing

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Flashbacks reveal the reasons behind a sullen teacher's (Valerio Mastandrea) estrangement from his family, especially his now-dying mother.

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  • May 20, 2010
    La Prima Cossa Bella, a beautiful Italian family drama, it will be in the coming Oscars nomination for best Foreign Movie,was about a dysfunctional family, showing anger of a child towards his mother.The movie showed flashbacks of the boy Bruno in his troubled childhood and young adulthood in the 1970's and 1980's.I must say too much was happening here, and it was unclear whether the movie was really about Bruno or the wild life their mother was leading.The earlier scenes were long and they overwhelm the portrait of Bruno as an adult, and the present narrative showed him in his feel-good reunions, his own alcohol-drug problem, and his dying mother.Director Paolo Virzi made here his best movie, one that made you cry and laugh at the same time.
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