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My Name Is Tanino (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 May 2003 (Italy)
Tanino, looking for a girl he met during the summer, embarks on a journey across the United States, facing the real American dream.


Paolo Virzì
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corrado Fortuna Corrado Fortuna ... Tanino
Rachel McAdams ... Sally Garfield
Frank Crudele Frank Crudele ... Angelo Maria Li Causi
Mary Long Mary Long ... Santa Li Causi
Beau Starr ... Omobono
Jessica De Marco Jessica De Marco ... Angelina
Lori Hallier ... Leslie Garfield
Barry Flatman ... Mr. Garfield
Licinia Lentini ... Marinella, Madre Di Tanino
Marina Orsini ... Giuliana
Antonio Palumbo Antonio Palumbo ... Pugliese
Ornella Giusto Ornella Giusto ... Marinella as a girl
Danielle Bouffard ... Jane Garfield
Frank S. Alonzi ... Fat Rosario Li Causi
Flossie McKnight Flossie McKnight ... Huge woman (as Araxi Arslanian)


During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist. But when summer is over, Sally flies back to the States forgetting Tanino and her camera. He instead cannot forget the girl and he decides to go to the States with the excuse of bringing back her the camera and to see the dreamland of any Sicilian. Tanino will discover that dreams don't always match with reality... Written by 1felco

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Italy and America, young and old,thriller and comic, this film has it all!
5 September 2009 | by miss-jewelSee all my reviews

You could say this film is about a young Italian in America constantly running away from difficult situations,or you could say it is about youth and growing up by confronting ideals with reality. But it also shows different lifestyles, (the average well to do American family, the Italian large family, the impoverished artist). The performances are good quality, helped by an on the spot casting for example corrado fortuna's (he plays the main character) expressions are quite hilarious or even just his out of place presence create a comic outcome. Of course it is even funnier if you are or have been in contact with Italian culture (and i mean not just from films and TV!), especially from the south, otherwise Castelluzzo,the town from where the main character comes from, might remind you of any little village where everyone knows everyone and everything about everyone. There isn't specifically a plot but you could describe it as the comic adventures of a young Italian in America but that might make it sound like a kids book.

Alltoghether it is a memorable simple little film that you will probably enjoy.

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