Life is Beautiful

Saturday, August 4, 2001 Rating: 5 Rocks !

Summary: A fairy tale (as the intro calls it) of an Italian Jewish family during World War II. The first part of the movie is a charming, funny story of how the couple meets and ends up married. The second part is an unusual view of a concentration camp: trying to pretend it isn't real. (PG13)

Pros: Hilarious lines, great scenes, touching story line. It's refreshing to see such a harsh time placed in such a soft light. Yes, war is horrible, but life is beautiful!

Cons: Impossible events, especially at the concentration camp. But, hey, this is a fairy tale, in which anything can happen.

Who: Families with older kids, couples, it's worth your time.


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