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Daisy and Violet are twin sisters on the verge of turning 18. They are blessed with beautiful voices and are sought after to sing at weddings, communions and baptisms. Their real draw is another trait which cloaks them in fascinating charm: they are siamese twins. They support their family with their singing like a well oiled company/entertainment machine. This idyllic situation ends when a notable English doctor sees them at a first communion in Casertavecchia. He sentences them to the possibility of a normal life when he states, "I can separate you.".
A drama both light and heavy with 2 wonderful performances!
The story revolves around the 2 twins which are local stars both in feasts and the local, ex-catholic community (the director himself says this strange priest is an ex-priest, so...). Daisy wants to be free; Viola is very afraid of what such future will be.. the real reason to watch the movie is these first timers performances: they are just about perfect, either in the more intense scenes (perfect) or the more banal ones; they bring it home.
-The drama is not overplayed;
-the scenes are not cheap shots to the audience's emotions;
-the characters are conflicted, rich, not one dimensional;
-the message is not too obvious and may be read in many metaphorical ways;
-the direction is smart but not too artsy or headache inducing;
-yes there is beauty in the images (a throwback to some of Fellini's work);
-this is a movie probably suited for people over 13 (some sexual content, nothing serious);
-this could have been nominated for best non English language movie Oscar, but they went with "Fuocoammare", the politically correct movie on refugees (Sorrentino criticized this openly in Italy); -you owe it to yourself to watch this and avoid the crap they pass for cinema these days (give me another remake Hollywood, please!).
10 stars and I guarantee I am not close to anyone in the movie: I just had to write a review (my first here, after many years as a member) since there was none.
Go see it, for the sake of cinema that moves forward...
P.S.(edit): I am not sure why they would put the warning "this review may contain spoilers" on my review but I guess they just did it anyway...
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