The Best Day of My Life (2002)
"Il più bel giorno della mia vita" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  12 April 2002 (Italy)
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The lively goings-on of a modern family seen through the eyes of a young girl just about to receive her first Communion.



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The lively goings-on of a modern family seen through the eyes of a young girl just about to receive her first Communion.

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a beautiful film
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I studied abroad in Italy; while there I took a film class in which we viewed this movie and discussed it in relation to contemporary Italian society. The director Cristina Comencini is from a famed Italian film making family, and I feel this movie is a wonderful exhibit of her directorial skill. It may be difficult for an American mind to understand the complexity of relationships and the value of family to the Italian culture, and that could account for its lackluster American reviews (it was generally quite well received in Italy). I do not believe this is an example of Italian film at its best - it is in no way comparable to the works of Rossellini or DeSica, but it is an entertaining and touching film that I would recommend.

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