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Melissa P. (2005)

 -  Drama  -  18 November 2005 (Italy)
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An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Melissa P.
Letizia Ciampa ...
Manuela
Primo Reggiani ...
Daniele
Fabrizia Sacchi ...
Daria
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Nonna Elvira
Nilo Mur ...
Marco
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Custode del museo
Carlo Antonelli ...
Prof. Italiano
Pier Giorgio Bellocchio ...
Istruttore di nuoto
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Chiunque
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Arnaldo
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Clelia
Davide Pasti ...
Leo
Francesca Madaro ...
Livia
Esmeralda Prete ...
Titti
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Melissa lives with her mother and her grandmother in Sicily. She has a close relationship with her grandmother, a heavy smoker, who seems to be the only person in the world who understands Melissa. Melissa's father lives in another country. One day Melissa and her friend go to a party at a school friend's home. While there, Melissa meets Daniele, a boy from the school, and has her first sexual experience. The experience is far from being what Melissa always has dreamed it would be, because Daniele forces her and later forgets her. However, Melissa has fallen in love with Daniele. Back at school, when Melissa tries to get Daniele's attention, he barely remembers her. He takes advantage of Melissa's feelings for him, convincing her to have sex with him whenever he wants. When Melissa discovers Daniele's true motivations, she takes revenge by having even wilder sexual experiences with him and other boys. She even begins keeping a diary to document her sexual experiences. Melissa's mother... Written by DM

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You have to lose yourself before you can find yourself

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100 Escovadas Antes de Dormir  »

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$606,934 (Italy) (2 December 2005)

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$5,151,936 (Europe) (2 December 2005)
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Although she trained for a few months, 'Maria Valverde''s Italian wasn't good enough, so she was dubbed. As consolation, Valverde dubbed herself for the Spanish version. See more »


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Rainbow
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Written by Elisa (as Elisa Toffoli)
Performed by Elisa
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More parents should watch this movie.
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All too often a young girl's first sexual experience is not pleasant. Girls have love in their hearts and want desperately to be liked. Boys, on the other hand, just want to get their rocks off.

Melissa P. is a well-written, realistic depiction of what happens to a young girl - Melissa - as the result of her first sexual experience with an arrogant, self-centered young man who uses her as a receptacle. Angry and disillusioned, Melissa takes a destructive path.

Well-done is Melissa's redemption (and payback): a symbolic "cleansing" as she falls backwards into the sea as her horrified peers gape.

Melissa P. is not for viewers who are uncomfortable watching a teenage girl being treated like a sexual object. The scenes between Melissa and her "suitors" are realistic, but not graphic like an x-rated movie. Just remember, what happens to Melissa happens to too many young girls. And this is why I think this movie should be watched by parents and young teenage girls.

If parents did their jobs - discussing sex with their daughters and telling them how and why some boys are pigs - there wouldn't be the Melissa's of the world. Or, if this movie was shown in sex ed classes - that ain't ever going to happen - young girls would know which boys to look out for, and avoid.

As far as the cast, Maria Valverde's portrayal of Melissa is Oscar-worthy. Geraldine Chaplin always takes small parts and makes them memorable.


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