• The First Beautiful Thing (2010)

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Release Date: April 15th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2012

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Flashbacks reveal the reasons behind a sullen teacher's (Valerio Mastandrea) estrangement from his family, especially his now-dying mother.

Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudia Pandolfi, Dario Ballantini, Marco Messeri, Fabrizia Sacchi, Sergio Albelli

Director: Paolo Virzì

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Medusa Film

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  • The First Beautiful Thing is the kind of movie - that escapes the sick room to cavort at carnivals and eat cotton candy until the inevitable relapse. show more

  • It's fair to say that men in general and ardent Catholics in particular don't come off well. Yet even they are humanized by the movie's merciful temper, and by a cast of damaged ancillary characters wearing eccentric goodwill on their sleeves. show more

  • Spans four decades of a troubled family with enough gentle pathos and sly humor to compensate for a less than original storyline. show more

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