Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)
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An inspired motion-picture masterpiece, “Life Is Beautiful” was nominated in 1998 for 7 Academy Awards® – winning 3 Oscars®, including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) – a charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor – has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II, and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 86
- Fresh: 69
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: dares to laugh in the face of the unthinkable. And because Benigni can be heart-rending without a trace of the maudlin, it works.
Fresh: You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll smile through the evils of genocide!
Fresh: Its sentiment is inescapable, but genuine poignancy and pathos are also present, and an overarching sincerity is visible too.
Rotten: Roberto Benigni's comic fable about one family's struggle to survive in a Nazi concentration camp is in offensively poor taste.
One of the best movies ever made,
I've been waiting to buy this movie on iTunes for a long time ever since I had the honor of watching this movie. Now that I've watched it again, I have to say that this movie is incredible. Not only does this movie show the hard tragedy of life, but also shows the power of the human spirit when presented with these tragedies. I remember several of these scenes by heart and I can say that they have changed my view on life. Life is truly beautiful and you should watch it.
P.S. For some reason iTunes is showing Rotten Tomatoes' reviews for a different movie, this movie has way more than a 50% rating.
Roberto Benigni is a GENIUS. If you saw him at the Oscars receiving the award for this film, you will know there is no difference between who is as a person and the character in the film; a man of true heart that spills out into the world.
Surprisingly, there were negative reviews of this film stating it's light hearted take on the holocaust. Well, that's the lens with which they view the world. When we see the world through the heart, that light shines forth, and we see reality for what it is. Then, there is a *choice* to be a victim. How do we respond? Mr. Benigni illustrates his choice marvelously both in his work and his presence at the Oscars. BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!
Life is Beautiful
Only Movie can make you laugh & cry at the same time!