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80
Village Voice
Pitch-perfect performances and a light-handed but razor-sharp script keep this satire brisk and biting.
80
Despite outward appearances, Paolo Virzi's utterly charming fable is actually a razor-sharp political satire.
80
Smart, sassy, compassionate and critical.
75
New York Post
A fluffy and fun coming-of-age-in-Rome comedy, with a sparkling turn by its 16-year-old star, Alice Teghil.
75
This dramatic comedy is an Italian style "Mean Girls" when Castellito isn't stealing the show as a dysfunctional dad.
75
A charming and wise film.
70
Its rich, wide-angle view of Italian politics and society stays with you. The details may vary from nation to nation in the industrialized West, but the big picture is pretty much the same everywhere.
50
Ultimately neither funny nor touching enough to make much of an impact, but it does offer many small, insightful moments along the way.
40
Chicago Reader
This dyspeptic 2003 coming-of-age story from Italy often seems on the verge of nervous collapse, veering from giddy adolescent romps to adult shenanigans and shrill political discord.
40
L.A. Weekly
Director Paolo Virzi (who co-wrote the script with Francesco Bruni) errs badly by creating totems and types in lieu of characters.

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