A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.

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Taron Lexton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ksenia Solo ... Lucy
Maria Bello ... Claire
Jay Kunzi Jay Kunzi ... Blond College Guy
Enrico Oetiker Enrico Oetiker ... Pietro
Paolo Bernardini ... Placido / Zampano
Bailey Hyde Bailey Hyde ... Post Coitus Boyfriend
Kate Clay Kate Clay ... Teen Kerri
Victoria Clare ... Young Kerri
Grace Townsend Grace Townsend ... Young Claire
Eva Violet Eva Violet ... Baby Lucy
Debbie Scaletta ... Claire's Mom
Denny Castiglione ... Claire's Dad
Isabel Gravitt ... Young Lucy (as Isabell Marie Gravitt)
Adam Glazer Adam Glazer ... Young Pietro
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Kerri
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A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Lucy's drawings of herself mirror Fellini's drawings of Giulietta Masina. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy: [narrating] We all have to grow up... eventually. My sister Claire, however, did not agree. She was a normal kid except somehow never stopped believing in magic and fairy tales and true love, which basically made her a magnet for creeps.
Claire: [fending off a boy] Get off me!
Lucy: Yeah, ouch. Luckily, we were super popular. Except not really. I was never what you'd call a sweet child, and Claire... Claire had problems.
[childhood Claire rips the head off of doll]
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Connections

Features La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Life is a Game
(Clarkson)
Performed by The Jive Aces
from the album "Life is a Game" - Right Recordings
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Naive girl's most improbable trip to meet Fellini.
12 May 2020 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I found this movie on the Kanopy site through my public library's subscription, viewed via Roku streaming.

This movie has somewhat mixed reviews and after watching it I have somewhat mixed feelings about it. Inspired by writer Nancy Cartwright's own adventures when she was younger, in this fictionalized story young Lucy is 20 in 1993, in Cleveland inadvertently stumbles into a Fellini film festival and is instantly mesmerized with the images those films convey.

So she sets out to go to Italy and look up Fellini. I suppose that would be like a French girl seeing "Taxi Driver" then traveling to New York to look up Scorsese. The movie is about her adventures and misadventures. Is it just a sort of "coming of age" story?

While I enjoyed it on a certain level, and the actress playing Lucy is very good, the last scenes are a bit confusing and when it was over I wasn't quite sure what the intent of the story was.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Search of Fellini See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,796, 17 September 2017

Gross USA:

$12,772

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,269
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2.35 : 1
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