The Great Beauty

Rated NR 142 minutes 2013

Upon turning 65, journalist Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) gets a big surprise about a past girlfriend, and his outlook on life broadens a bit. I know I just made the movie sound a little boring. Trust me, it isn’t. Beauty won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. Paolo Sorrentino directs this visually arresting film with supreme ingenuity, making nearly every moment a visual wonder to behold. From party dance trains, to somber funerals, the movie presents much in its more than two-hour running time. Servillo is terrific in the central role, a generally good man who will verbally cut you down at a party if you ask for it, or cry at a funeral even though he considers such an act “immoral.” This is a sweeping, lavish cinematic achievement that’ll make you think.

Film Credits

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Producer: Francesca Cima, Fabio Conversi, Nicola Giuliano, Jérôme Seydoux and Viola Prestieri

Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Franco Graziosi, Giorgio Pasotti, Massimo Popolizio, Sonia Gessner, Luca Marinelli, Serena Grandi and Anna Rosa

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