Aroview: Italian jester Roberto Benigni unites comedy and tragedy within the throws of the Iraq war, playing a poet who follows his true love (real life squeeze Nicoletta Braschi) into the breach of a bombed-out Baghdad.
Grappling with the more pertinent, politically-charged elephant in the room that is the Middle East, Benigni reaches for the formula of his major success LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, though any true antiwar pretensions are cast aside in favour of an optimistic, enduring love. As such, this will capture the imagination of those still enamored (and not irritated) by Benigni’s jovial, disarming charm.
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5 stars (Exceptional) A real jem for a budding poet, this movie paints a picture of hope through lucid optimism while telling a story about the reality that grips people trying to survive life~Tiberius