The Best Movie I've seen for a long long time
I am surprised about the negative comments that some people made on this
web-page. I can see how some people might not experience the same kind of
uplift or joy that most of us lived through when seeing the movie. But
some viewers felt insulted and betrayed because the movie did not depict
"reality" as it really was or is, is not fair.I must concur with my fellow proponents of the movie -- it was a great and
very satisfying movie. It provided me with something that everyone in one
I can't understand how other reviewers see this as a film about the
Nazis or the Holocaust. It's not!!! "Life is Beautiful" is a film about
love, optimism, courage and inner strength.To be honest I can't get this film out of my thoughts and decided to
write this brief review in the hope that I could move on."Life is Beautiful" is an unforgettable film. You go through emotions
you were surprised could have for a fictional film. The story, although
totally implausible, is uplifting and depressing...
One of the best movies ever.
This is one of those movies that have a lasting effect on you. After
watching it, I found that it has less to do with the Holocaust and more to
do with the human feelings and the beautiful relationship of a father and
his son. The holocaust provides the ultimate context, that brings and
highlights the story and adds yet another deep dimension to the movie. No
such piece of art has ever before combined laughter and tears of sadness in
me before and that is the miracle of the movie. The rea...
A superb tragi-comedy
Roberto Benigni's Vita e bella, is in many ways similar to Chaplin's Great
Dictator. Both are comic attacks on fascism, but the former's is the more
successful. Benigni initially accesses the emotions of his audience through
simple comedy, which is a pleasant mix of Keaton and Chaplin. Romance
ensues with his real life wife Nicoletta Braschi. The first half of this
film has been seen by various critics as being inferior to the second, but
this is certainly not the case. In the first secti...
Funny, entertaining, and amazingly intense and dramatic.
I find it sad that so many people are so narrow-minded that they will not
watch a movie that is black and white or, in this case, is subtitled. I feel
sorry for people who refuse to watch a movie like Life Is Beautiful just
because it is a foreign film. They have no idea what a beautifully acted and
directed film this is, and they'll never know what an amazing experience
they are missing. Life Is Beautiful manages to walk the extremely thin line between humor,
fantasy, and tragedy. Sure, the f...
This may be one of the best films ever made. I've never seen a movie with
such a balance of hysterical comedy and serious drama. Roberto Benigni
totally deserved his Oscars. People on this site have said such negative
things about him and this film. Mr. Benigni had a lot of guts to make this
film, and there's not another film like it. He handled both the comedy and
drama aspects beautifully. I loved the beautiful cinematography, scenery,
and the characters. This movie is magnificent in every w...