Everybody's Fine (1990)
"Stanno tutti bene" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  31 May 1991 (USA)
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Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates), a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norma Martelli ...
Roberto Nobile ...
Matteo Lo Piparo
Mariangela Randazzo
Gaia Restino
Paride Zappala
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Matteo's Mother
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Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates), a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined. The film is a veritable travelogue across contemporary Italy, as Matteo journeys to Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan, and Turin to search for each of his children; he even spends one night on the streets among the homeless. Scuro returns to Sicily, visits his wife's grave, and reports with irony that "stanno tutti bene." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some nudity | See all certifications »

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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,745,470 (USA)

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A Wonderfully Poignant journey
14 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I like Robert De Niro as much as anyone, however the American version of Stanno Tutti Bene reduces the main role encapsulated with such finesse and effortlessness by Marcello Mastroianni that I must insist the original be viewed to compare...I recommend anyone with a genuine appreciation of Italian cinema to rent this movie. Sadly it remains unavailable in DVD. I am advised that it will soon be.

Stanno tutti Bene is without a doubt one of Mastroianni's finest performance,he captures both our eyes and our hearts as an endearing Italian patriarch. The story is simple spiced by moments of pure emotion and also humour. A sombre,sad,almost clown like humour is projected by Mastroianni's interpretation the evident disconnection with reality he is faced with really does tell us that at times "Ignorance is bliss"

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