DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled "Italia"--he has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories.


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Sep 29, 2014
  • frishta rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent choreography, acting, photography and costumes; but no story. The extra features were the best part. I especially liked that the women seemed to bond; women like Penelope and Nicole you wouldn't think would be friends.

Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not much point ...

Apr 27, 2014
  • route666 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This was so bad it was beyond belief. the story is disjointed and pointless, and the dancing over vampy, cheesy and teriible.

Nov 05, 2013

You really have to watch Fellini's "8 1/2" before seeing this.

Nov 05, 2013
  • JeanieG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had no idea what this would be about - and I was pleasantly surprised. I love Daniel Day Lewis and Italian so the combination was wonderful.

It is a complete satire on the huge egos of Italian men, Italian filmmakers, and men in general. Based on the comments I think a lot of viewers missed that. Or maybe they are not so familiar with Fellini and all the others.

Loved Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench - so fun and entertaining; not really profound but good fun! Lots of music numbers which may be a turnoff to some.

Aug 10, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

it's not for everyone's taste, but this was an ambitious and well-executed musical starring people who are not from a musical background, with the exception of Fergie. It's the story of a Fellini-esque director at the height of his career whose personal life has splintered and now his professional life threatens to disintegrate. In the meantime, searching for an idea, he keeps escaping into these fantasies of the women who have influenced his life. The musical numbers are stunning and impactful. The beauty of Rome and the Amalfi coast are standouts with a tip of the hat to 60's Italian cinema and fashion.

May 04, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Although I'm a big fan of musicals this one was not a favorite. Great actors but too many in one movie.

May 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This movie was terrible. Dumb, Boring and Stupid a Waste of time - Waste of Electrical power. It would be a waste of money to buy. Un- watchable best describes this movie. I fast forwarded all the way.

Mar 11, 2013
  • lij rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was a disappointing waste of its talented cast. Although not terrible, it is full of stereotypes and not all that interesting. I'd agree with the commenter who thought Judi Dench's charater was the most real and Marion Cotillard did the best she could with the limited material. Otherwise the film is just a glossy bit of fluff.

Feb 27, 2013
  • RainbowRabbit rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is an American musical which feels like an American musical. A film director is unable to make a film because of his phoney relations with seven women - mother, wife, girlfriend, admirer, costume designer, prostitute and who knows who the seventh leading lady was. The dance routines livened up the film. The key fault was characterization. There was not one original character in the film - not one person who felt real, except perhaps Judi Dench.

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May 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

May 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell


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Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

a director's struggle to create something great everytime.and how his family relations suffer because of his busy retless life.


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Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: yaak.

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