Saturday, January 26, 2013
Remember Me, My Love (Ricordati di me) by Gabriele Muccino, 2003 (R)
with Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff, Monica Bellucci (The Whistleblower, Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatre), Silvio Muccino, Gabriele Lavia, Enrico Silvestrin, Silvia Cohen, Alberto Gimignani, Amanda Sandrelli, Blas Roca-Rey
Failed novelist Carlos Ristuccia (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) works at a finance company while his wife (Laura Morante) toils as a teacher (after abandoning dreams of being an actress). With their ambitions jettisoned, the couple has instilled little self-esteem in their teenaged son and daughter, who struggle to find meaning in life. Meanwhile, Carlos rekindles an affair with a former flame (Monica Bellucci), triggering a marital and family crisis.
This movie departed with the original idea of a family where the confidence of everyone has been shattered by one another. The story put them back with a chance of regaining it, with the consequences that it involves from getting out of their safe place, and perhaps with a blinded desperation that will make them act recklessly. It is interesting to a certain point, showing how Berlusconi 's sub-culture in Italy has damaged the perception of talent for the younger generation, the theme of feeling loved to function, forgetting that the most important is actually to love oneself. The tone stats comical, which is nice, but goes to the over-dramatic screaming, slammed doors, points so obvious you feels embarrassed for the director or scriptwriter.