The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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...rooted in the horrific real-life mafia abduction of Giuseppe Di Matteo, but Grassadonia & Piazza shift their focus to the other Giuseppe - the one lodged in Luna's mind and heart - and let her imagination guide the story to magical realist realms.
The film's shadowy, ambiguous trips into fantasy are spellbinding but also sentimental, and the fact (given in a caption) that the story was inspired by a real kidnapping makes that sentimentality hard to accept.
Told in half-light, with the symbolism of forests and animals and Luna's apple-proffering scary mother, the story-telling is not straightforward, it requires audience submission, but the pay-off is great.
The film-makers deftly husband moods and tones. Everything still hinges on the excellent performances of Fernandez and Jedlikowska. The teenagers, who had never acted before, acquit themselves with plenty of verve.