Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes
Click to Expand Credits:
Just in case you couldn’t grasp the subtle nuances in Italian, Miramax has thoughtfully released an English-dubbed version of this Oscar love-fest. Too bad they couldn’t have hired the people who do the job for “Speed Racer”. It could have gone like this:
Nazi officer: GUIDO! IT IS A SAD DAY FOR YOU! IT IS OFF TO THE CAMP TO CERTAIN DOOM! HAH-HAH-HAH-HAH!
Guido (Benigni): I DEFY YOU! I TAKE LAUGHTER FROM YOUR TEARS! LOOK AT ME! I’M A FUNNY MONKEY!
Nazi officer: CURSE YOU! ONTO THE TRAIN, YOU!
Announcer: MEANWHILE, GUIDO DOESN’T KNOW THAT SPRIDLE AND CHIM-CHIM ARE HIDDEN IN THE BACK OF THE TRAIN! WHERE’S TRIXIE?!?!
Actually, that’s probably kind of close. Sorry kids, but I prefer a lighter touch in my comedy and a little more sensitivity toward the culture of minorities, so I guess I’m in for another evening of sitcoms on the WB.
Posted on August 30, 1999 in Reviews by Ron Wells
If you liked this article then you may also like the following Film Threat articles:
Popular Stories from Around the Web