Tea with Mussolini

PG| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
In 1930s fascist Italy, adolescent Luca (Charlie Lucas) just lost his mother. His father, a callous businessman, sends him to be taken care of by British expatriate Mary Wallace (Joan Plowright). Mary and her cultured friends -- including artist Arabella (Judi Dench), young widow Elsa (Cher) and archaeologist Georgie (Lily Tomlin) -- keep a watchful eye over the boy. But the women's cultivated lives take a dramatic turn when Allied forces declare war on Mussolini.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Array

Tea with Mussolini (1999)

Release Date: May 14th, 1999|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • It's warm, spontaneous and heartfelt. Zeffirelli cared about his memories, and he's done justice to them. show more

  • An incomplete memoir with spotty character development, but, in part because of the way it was filmed and in part because of the strength of the cast, it's still an effective entertainment. show more

  • The movie seemed the stuff of anecdote, not drama, and as the alleged protagonist, Luca/Franco is too young much of the time to play more than a bystander's role. show more

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  • May 30, 2011 bcuk44
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    the shots taken at the US are right on

  • January 07, 2009 Lifeiscumbersome
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    Amazing movie. Very touching, and heart warming. It just goes to show you, people that think they know everything, usually don't. Maggie Smith, is purely elegant.

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