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A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. For those who have never seen it -- and those who have never forgotten it -- director Giuseppe Tornatore's (MALENA, THE STAR MAKER) cherished Academy Award®-winning motion picture (1990, Best Foreign Language Film) is now fully restored and digitally remastered!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 67
- Fresh: 60
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: More romantic, more emotional and ultimately more satisfying than the teary-eyed original.
Fresh: The new version isn't just endless. It heightens the deeply conservative spirit of Giuseppe Tornatore's fable in a surprising new way.
Fresh: I don't think most of the people who loved the 1989 Paradiso will prefer this new version. But I do.
Fresh: Where the original release was an essay in childish delight and adolescent longing, topped off by a muted coda implying that you really can go home again, the reissue is a fully realized epic of the heart.
Best movie ever
I can watch this movie again and again. When ever I feel down or sick, I turn on the fire, get the duvet and snuggle up with this movie. Can't praise it enough
Bellissimo. An exceptional movie.
One of my all time favorite movies. It will make you smile but is not a comedy. Is the drama of coming to age , of been yourself, and of been in love with love, In a life of solitude.
What an amazing movie! Finally on iTunes! Rent it buy it you won't be disappointed and the what a great musical score by Morricone.