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Il Postino
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by Chris Parry

"Expectations were too high. Above average, but no classic."
3 stars

This is such a Miramax movie. It's Italian, good stuff, slow moving and, in the end, fun. But is it the classic that so many say it is?

The short answer is no. The longer answer is this is an entertaining film, amusing, poignant, very European, pretty to look at, blah blah, but it lacks guts.

By that I mean, the point seems to get lost and doesn't seem all that important to begin with. The film covers too much time and in doing so just skips through it.

Certainly if you appreciate the look and sensibility of European film, or if your only alternatives are the latest Seagal celluloid vomit and Speed 8, then Il Postino is worth a rental.

But if you think you're about to see something life altering, think again. It's just not that grand.

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User Comments

1/17/09 Meryl Best of the best! 5 stars
9/21/07 Airra Mendoza 5 stars
5/16/04 John rather boring - doesn't offend but hardly thrilling 3 stars
5/09/04 george kontos good film 4 stars
10/26/03 diddles it was good, some of it was a little off, but i really liked 4 stars
5/24/02 Elizabeth Venable Nice poetic setting but sometimes awkward dialogue: "Nevermind, I'm talking crap." (Mario) 4 stars
9/25/01 Louis de Lang Brilliant! 5 stars
4/10/01 Matthew Bartley Lovely performances in a slight, slow piece of whimsy 4 stars
11/15/00 salvo toscano rest in peace massimo troisi, your previous film were much better than this 4 stars
11/03/00 half baked a must see, something you will not feel in other movies. 5 stars
2/19/99 Piz another sentimental treat from Italy that will make you love rooting for a good guy. 4 stars
1/31/99 Guess? Maria Grazia Cucinotta. Enough said. 5 stars
1/28/99 donkey_dew IT WAS GOOD. REEEAAAALLLYYY GOOD. 5 stars
12/18/98 Leo The film was 4 stars
11/28/98 Mr.Pink Didn't see what the fuss was all about... 3 stars
11/09/98 Spice When is this over. Whats the point!!!!!!!! 1 stars
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