I am love

I am love

DVD - 2010 | Italian
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The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma falls deeply in love with Antonio and begins a passionate love affair.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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KennyBania
Jan 02, 2017

Does someone want to explain the ending to me? Lotsa nice scenery in the movie anyway.

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johnjsfmurray
Oct 07, 2015

Of all Tilda Swinton movies, some which I do not care for [we are friends], this is my favorite.

I love this movie!

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uncommonreader
Oct 07, 2015

The film was beautiful to look at, but the story was trite and overall the movie was boring. The Italian bourgeoisie does not deserve this attention.

M_ALCOTT Sep 25, 2015

A beautifully shot, independent, Italian film that explores the inner workings of a Milanese family...which happens to have a bored house wife, whose senses (in more ways than one)are awaken by her young lover, a chef.

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distortnoise
Jan 12, 2015

This is Tilda Swinton's best role. She's definitely the most versatile actress of this generation. This film sure has the cinematic magnitude of a Fellini and Godard film, with Milan and the breathtaking Italian countryside as the backdrop. Highly recommended.

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Nursebob
Dec 11, 2014

Emma Recchi, the Russian wife of an obscenely rich Milanese businessman (Tilda Swinton, always electric) approaches middle age with a sense of disconnectedness; she’s never been an integral part of her husband’s world and she’s all but lost her Slavic roots. And then she meets her son’s friend Antonio, a young chef who dreams of one day opening his own restaurant. Immediately drawn to his rustic charms and simple lifestyle Emma at first resists her erotic yearnings but they eventually prove too much for her to bear resulting in a fall from grace that will shake her life to its very core… I must admit that halfway through Luca Guadagnino’s grandiose family drama I found myself wondering why someone would take such a pedestrian plot—frustrated housewife finds escape in the arms of a younger man—and dress it up with so much operatic gravity. And then I realized it actually is an opera in which the arias have been replaced by glorious emoting and eclectic camerawork. At first off-putting, Guadagnino’s theatrical presentation soon takes on a life of its own as John Adams’ majestic score bangs and crashes through a series of stagy tableaux: lovers tussle al fresco surrounded by wheat and butterflies; an untouched porcelain place setting speaks of tragedy; and rain washes over a grieving cemetery statue. The ornately appointed Recchi mansion, looking like a gilded mausoleum, underscores Emma’s isolation while Antonio’s humble home seems perpetually bathed in sunlight and songbirds—this and several other too obvious contrasts both amateurish and oddly sublime. Finally, a subplot involving a daughter’s search for personal liberation places this one squarely in the realm of feminist cinema…all the more reason to celebrate. Magnificently overdone in every way and sure to divide critics down the middle. I loved it!

Kamreads Apr 07, 2014

FANTASTIC film. Not trite. I kept thinking about it in the days after I saw it.

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MariadelaLuz
Feb 16, 2014

A film best left unwatched! I liked the visual richness of the movie and enjoyed that aspect. Though I must admit that all of the wild vegetation shots grew tiresome. In all honesty I was unsure as to what to expect, but I was not what I got!

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pegasus71
Oct 28, 2013

This is a superb film with exquisite cinematography, a blockbuster musical background by John Adams, and a wonderful cast headed by Tilda Swinton. The ordered and stable Italian aristocracy is giving way to a new society governed more by love and passion than by greed and money. The metaphor for this transition is the passionate love affair between Emma and the young chef Antonio, which results in Emma being cast out from her wealthy family but still left with her exciting and challenging new world. And to his credit Guadagnino leaves the viewer not with a pat "And They All Lived Happily Ever After" ending but rather with ambiguity and no clear solutions. A new world to be sure.

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dragonslayer12
Feb 20, 2013

So disappointing. This movie presents itself as an art house movie but is completely free of originality.
Yes this film has beautiful photography and good actors but with a script like this its all in vain. The characters are so poorly developed that its hard to understand what is happening (hence all the projections by the other reviewers). And one cliche follows another. With a plot that has been beaten to death in other movies there really needs to be at least a new point of view. But that never happens here.
Worst Italian movie I have ever seen. Don't waste your time.

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dragonslayer12
Feb 20, 2013

Middle aged women is inspired by her homosexual daughter to break conventions and leave her fake, luxurious life and family behind to live in poverty with the younger man of her dreams. Also contains some discussion on profiteering vs. changing the world for the better.

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raghoud87
Apr 19, 2012

Sexual Content: and nudity

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