Overall Rank: 156
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 407
Theatrical Release Date: 10/23/1998
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Roberto Benigni
Actors: Nicoletta Braschi, Roberto Benigni, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Lidia Alfonsi, Horst Buchholz
Plot: A man uses his humor to try and break the ice with his son in a Nazi death camp.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019
I enjoyed "Life Is Beautiful," even though it glosses over harsh aspects of the Holocaust for the sake of sweetness.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/22/2012
"Life is Beautiful" is a bold and life-affirming movie that brilliantly blends comedy (some of it dark) and tragedy. Director Benigni gives his best acting performance in a story that is clearly very dear to the director/actor's heart. The film places a unique perspective on WWII and ends in typical uplifting fashion.
Tammy - wrote on 12/31/2011
One of Roberts Benigni's best films. Easily the best foreign film of 1998. Totally memorable!
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/21/2011
Evidently one of the best non-US film produced about positivity and sacrifice for a child. Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), a young Italian Jew who falls for a Dora (Nicoletta Braschi) during World War II. They gave birth to a son named Giosuè (Giorgio Cantarini). Guido and his son were captured by the Nazi’s and Dora goes on the same train where they were transported to a concentration camp. The ever positive Guido makes a game out of a very depressing situation for Giosuè to keep his spirits up. Wonderful direction, cinematography coupled with an astounding performance from Benigni. Impressive screenplay with the following exceptional lines: Guido – “What kind of place is this? It's beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I'm moving here!” Uncle Eliseo – …
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