The Great Beauty


The Great Beauty
It's taken a while for this multi-award winning (including Best Foreign Language Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA) film to hit our screens, but now that it's here, enjoy. The Great Beauty tells the story of an aging Roman journalist who enjoys a life of hedonism and excess in the upper-echelons of the Italian capital's social circles, but whose 65th birthday prompts a sobering bout of self-reflection. When he came to Rome at the age of 26, he was quickly swept-up into the city's vibrant nightlife. Following the success of his first and only novel, he became a literary icon. Years later, he enjoys a life of privilege and unbridled excess; he's the life of every party, and rarely a night goes by that he isn't holding court in one of the city's hottest clubs. Things couldn't get much better until, on the day he turns 65, he is reminded of a chapter from his past that gives him a striking new perspective on the magnificent city that he has come to call home. In Italian language with English subtitles.

142 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Nudity, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Bucciroso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi
Director
Paolo Sorrentino
ScreenplayPaolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
MusicLele Marchitelli
CinematographyLuca Bigazzi
EditingCristiano Travaglioli
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byA consortium of European companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate, frequent, conversational context
NudityLow to mild, non-sexual context
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
5
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Deborah Young quote iconLa Dolce Vita gets a cynical update
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconOplet in ewige stad.
15
Metacritic.com
29 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
111 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDazzlingly ambitious, beautifully filmed, and thoroughly enthralling, The Great Beauty offers virtuoso filmmaking from writer/director Paolo Sorrentino.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconExceptional, mature film dazzles, offers haunting insights.
20

What the People say

Internet
34296 Netizens quote icona portrait of the artist as an old man
15

Average .. 83%

17

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