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A classic example of how a talented actor can elevate somewhat standard material, The Life Ahead proves Sophia Loren's star power remains absolutely undimmed. Read critic reviews

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An aging Holocaust survivor forges a bond with a young immigrant from Senegal who recently robbed her.

Cast & Crew

Sophia Loren
Madame Rosa
Abril Zamora
Lola
Ugo Chiti
Screenwriter
Nicola Serra
Producer
Lynda Weinman
Producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Executive Producer
Patrizia Massa
Executive Producer
David Paradice
Executive Producer
Edoardo Ponti
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  • Sophia Loren is by far the best reason to see Edoardo Ponti's new Italian-language drama, out now on Netflix. But what a reason it is...

    November 21, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Perhaps The Life Ahead feels devised as a career-closing encore first and foremost. But the unbridled pleasure of seeing a Loren encore is not to be sniffed at.

    November 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A potentially trite tale of an unlikely relationship is lifted immeasurably by Sophia Loren and is best viewed as a testament to the true power of the movie star.

    November 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The main selling point is Loren, who combines world-weary abrasiveness with a sense of something softer...

    November 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ...it's pure in its sentiment, direct but eloquent. And if it draws a few tears, just go with the flow. You may very well need it.

    November 14, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Loren inhabits the role of Madame Rosa as if it was written for her.

    November 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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