Rent Pinocchio (2019)

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2h 5min
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In this live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale, old woodcarver Gepetto (Roberto Benigni), fashions a wooden puppet, Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi), who magically comes to life. Pinocchio longs for adventure and is easily led astray, encountering magical beasts, fantastical spectacles, while making friends and foes along his journey. However his dream is to become a real boy, which can only come true if he finally changes his ways.
Federico Ielapi, , , , , , , Alessio Di Domenicantonio, Maria Pia Timo, , , , , , Enzo Vetrano, Nino Scardina, , , ,
Paolo Del Brocco, Matteo Garrone, Anne-Laure Labadie, Jean Labadie, Jeremy Thomas
Carlo Collodi, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Ceccherini
Children & Family, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Italy, Children & Family, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Run Time:
125 minutes
English, Italian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1

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Reviews (3) of Pinocchio

Great story and unusual but bit too weird - Pinocchio review by TH

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The story of pinocchio follows similar path to the story we all know. This is an italian made film with I assume dubbing voices. The film makes a good bold attempt at something a bit different but it all feels rather cheap and disturbing costumes. Also the dubbing doesnt help and wonder if it would of been better with subtitles instead.

That being said I think I may keep to the disney version of the film or read the original story.

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Boring - Pinocchio review by TB

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I found the film boring and sometimes wasn't sure what was happening or fully sure what was being said because they were speaking fast in the fashion of Europeans though was in English, (I did not notice any poor dubbing, didn't look very hard either). Definitely the worst version of Pinocchio I have seen & I have seen about every version I know has I normally enjoy the story, but not this one. There was only 1/2 short funny bits.

Was looking forward to seeing it, despite the very mixed reviews, so disappointed, glad I only borrowed it & not brought it or went saw it at the cinema which I nearly did but decided to see something else.

Not for young children has there's a couple of scenes that might upset them, has I am a animal lover one scene made me grab my bear and let out a small whimper, though thought he would be alright.

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Inventive, lively and a bit sinister - Pinocchio review by TE

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This is the Matteo Garrone of 'Wild Tales' rather than 'Gomorrah', though there is a darkness hovering around the edges of the story that might make this a film for older children and adults rather than young children.

Having said that, the film is much closer to the original Pinocchio narrative than the saccharine Disney version.

The costumes, special effects and settings are superbly created, with many memorable set-piece scenes. The only technical aspect which falters a little is the dubbing. It was probably a good idea to record the English soundtrack using Italian actors, but this does sometimes make it hard to understand some of the quickly spoken lines.

Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto. He is a bit of a 'Marmite' actor. Personally, I like Marmite but find Benigni annoying. Fortunately he is only on screen at the beginning and the end!

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