Rent Made in Italy (2020)

3.1 of 5 from 60 ratings
1h 30min
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Synopsis:
"Made in Italy" is a heart-warming comedy, set in glorious Tuscany, about bohemian London artist Robert (Liam Neeson) who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Micheál Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Renovations go badly, and father and son find themselves at odds - not for the first time. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, father and son also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Pippa Cross, Sam Tipper-Hale
Writers:
James D'Arcy
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, New Releases
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/06/2021
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • In Conversation with James D'Arcy:
  • Liam Neeson and Micheal Richardson
  • Valeria Bilello and Micheal Richardson

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Reviews (1) of Made in Italy

Fluff - Made in Italy review by PD

Spoiler Alert
08/07/2021

This one's a terribly sentimental tale of overdue bonding between father and son over repairs to a Tuscan villa packed with memories, the main interest being Liam Neeson's role as Robert, a former toast-of-the-town, now-struggling artist. Both Neeson and his real-life son Micheál Richardson do ok with a painfully thin, pedestrian script and there's the occasional funny line, but for the most part this is a fluffy, banal piece which does not succeed in making us engage with either father or son. Annoyingly also, it simply sidelines the potentially interesting female characters - expat estate agent Kate (Lindsay Duncan - she's worth more than this), and local restaurateur Natalia, who is the all-too convenient romantic interest for Jack, tiresomely sketched as the 'dream girl' to balance Kate's 'strong woman'. Although to be fair, the film doesn’t do much more for its main male characters, wasting away the story’s emotional real-life echoes - the on-screen pair’s tearful confrontations around grief and locked-away memories seem puzzlingly forced here. Harmless enough I suppose, but it's never a good sign that some great shots of the countryside are what you'll remember most. Mercifully short.

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