By Christopher Null on Tuesday 1st November 2005
We're meant to wonder if a brazen Valeria Golino is just eccentric or truly insane -- but Respiro is too slight to make us inquire too deeply. The film, which vaguely attacks tradition in rural Italy, focuses too much on Golino's nearly-naked kids and their antics than anything she does, to the detriment of our attention span, as the film takes an eternity to get going. Give it a whirl, but what might have been a sunny look at life on the rocky shores of Italy comes off as deeply depressing and a little confused.
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In Theaters: Wednesday 22nd May 2002
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Fresh: 64 Rotten: 20
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