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There's definitely some paradiso in watching Malena walking, but not enough to sustain almost two hours of cinema.
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There is noting quite so awkward as a film that is one thing while it pretends to be another.
Combining a coming-of-age story with the sad odyssey of a woman punished for her beauty, the film ultimately has too little depth, subtlety, thematic consequence or contemporary relevance.
No period of Italian history has produced more great movies than the WWII years . But, Malena romanticizes and even sentimentalizes those years.
You wish that Malena's inner life had been given as much accent as her outer charms.
What begins as a blushing, priapic opera buffa about coming of age turns into a verismo shocker, before softening into something mellower.
Malena the film is as beautiful and seductive as its heroine, with its ravishing Lajos Koltai cinematography and sweepingly romantic Ennio Morricone score.
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