Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) Reviews
A movie about trying to fit in and hold on to -- or choose a new -- identity when you're the outsider and the insiders look like they have a great life. Like all movies from other countries, if you like their sense of humor (in this case Italian) you'll like the comedy aspects of this movie. Here we have the a classic example of Italian humor based on social gaffes, absurd misunderstandings, and a bit of slapstick. The overall message is a sober one about survival when trying to gain entry into a new "pack" after you've given up on your own.
[font=Century Gothic]"Bread and Chocolate" is a poignant and gentle comedy of manners about trying to succeed in a strange country and the conflict between making a better living there and the ensuing homesickness. While it does not have the impact of "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul"(which was made around the same time), this movie still has plenty to say on the subject of immigration and assimilation.[/font]