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Full of Life (1956)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 April 1957 (France)
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Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant... See full summary »

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Emily Rocco
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Papa Vittorio Rocco
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Mama Pauletta Rocco
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Father Gondolfo
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Joe Muto
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Arthur Lovejoy ...
Mr. Jameson
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Mrs. Jameson
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Nora Gregory
Walter Conrad ...
John Gregory
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Dr. Atchison
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Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant stonemason with whom he has a difficult relationship, and ask him to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to reevaluate their lives and the things they value most. Written by scgary66

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Just as good as the book
8 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Fante always claimed that he wrote lousy screenplays,but I think he must have been fishing for compliments because his screenplay for "Full of Life" is every bit as funny and heart-warming as the book it is based on,which Fante also wrote.Whereas the novel was told from Fante's point of view,the movie really tells the story from his wife's point-of-view,and Judy Holliday was the perfect actress for the role.This is a wonderful little film from the days before America lost its innocence.


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