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Ferzan Ozpetek

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About the Movie

A young working-class wife and mother, Giovanna, has no time for the senile elderly man her husband has rescued from the streets. But as she uncovers the stranger's secrets, it unlocks a freedom within her heart that she never expected; a freedom that will lead her to the arms of a neighbor she secretly adores, and to fulfillment her husband and family cannot provide. Don't miss this critically-acclaimed, award-winning romance.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 66
  • Fresh: 42
  • Rotten: 24
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Though the film's multiple strands strain to blend, they do give the protags' ill-fated romance a level of deeper, more involving meaning. – Deborah Young, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: This too-sentimental drama does feature a sterling performance by Giovanna Mezzogiorno as a love-struck housewife dissatisfied with her lot, thus providing the only watchable element of an otherwise disappointing movie. – Richard James Havis, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It's a corny and utterly implausible story in many ways -- but, like The Notebook, it's an implausible romance that connects with us because of the lush style and the power of the performances. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Poignant and carefully observed. – Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2004

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