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“Passion” for music

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Release Date: June 22, 2011

Starring: John Turturro

Genre: Musical Documentary

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 90 minutes

Distributor: Abramorama

Director: John Turturro

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Alessandra Acciai, Carlo Macchitella, Giorgia Magliulo

Writer: N/A

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Content:

(Ro, L, V, S, N, A, M) Light Romantic worldview as veteran actor John Turturro serves as director and host of a colorful and musical tour through the highly musical city of Naples, Italy; two uses of an “a” obscenity; woman slaps husband in the face twice upon discovering him with a mistress; man lies in bed with open shirt next to mistress in lingerie, then he and his wife sing a classic duet about a couple in an open relationship, and another song features fully clothed young women dancing in suggestive moves; occasional casual alcohol use shown; no smoking or drugs; and, emotional amoral elements.


Summary:

In PASSIONE, veteran character actor John Turturro takes viewers on a musical and historical tour of Naples, Italy, with brief comments and interviews. PASSIONE is beautifully shot, with colorful locations and surprising displays of musical talent, but there are some suggestive moments and a couple obscenities, so caution is advised.


Review:

“Passion” for music
Title: PASSIONE: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Quality: * * * Acceptability: -1
SUBTITLES: Songs in Italian with English subtitles
WARNING CODES:
Language: L
Violence: V
Sex: S
Nudity: N
RATING: Not Rated
RELEASE: June 22, 2011 in New York City
TIME: 90 minutes
STARRING: John Turturro
DIRECTOR: John Turturro
PRODUCERS: Alessandra Acciai, Carlo Macchitella, Giorgia Magliulo
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: None
WRITER: N/A
BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A
DISTRIBUTOR: Abramorama
CONTENT: (Ro, L, V, S, N, A, M) Light Romantic worldview as veteran actor John Turturro serves as director and host of a colorful and musical tour through the highly musical city of Naples, Italy; two uses of an “a” obscenity; woman slaps husband in the face twice upon discovering him with a mistress; man lies in bed with open shirt next to mistress in lingerie, then he and his wife sing a classic duet about a couple in an open relationship, and another song features fully clothed young women dancing in suggestive moves; occasional casual alcohol use shown; no smoking or drugs; and, emotional amoral elements.
GENRE: Musical Documentary
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teenagers and adults
REVIEWER: Carl Kozlowski
BRIEF REVIEW: In PASSIONE, veteran character actor John Turturro (the TRAMNSFORMERS movies, etc.) takes viewers on a musical and historical tour of Naples, Italy, a city renowned for its rich mix of music in the streets and from its average citizenry loving to sing and play music. The movie intersperses brief comments from him and quick interviews with locals about the music, with an incredible range of musical styles ranging from operatic and classical to modern pop. The songs and comments are often in Italian and translated with subtitles, although some songs are in Italian without translation.
PASSIONE’s use of the colorful locations in Naples, and genuine citizens suddenly bursting into song, makes for frequently surprising displays of talent. The song lyrics are richly written and the music sweeps viewers away. There are also a handful of powerful songs shown through classic movie and TV footage of decades past.
The only downside is the lack of a coherent storyline or clear arc to the information and music. Viewers who appreciate high culture should love this documentary. Those who just enjoy going to movies for fun will likely find it too esoteric to be enjoyable, however. PASSIONE also contains some innuendo, brief foul language and suggestive dancing, so caution is advised for pre-adolescents.


In Brief:

In PASSIONE, veteran character actor John Turturro takes viewers on a musical and historical tour of Naples, Italy, a city renowned for its rich mix of music in the streets and from its average citizenry loving to sing and play music. The movie intersperses brief comments from him and quick interviews with locals about the music, with an incredible range of musical styles ranging from operatic and classical to modern pop. The songs and comments are often in Italian and translated with subtitles, although some songs are in Italian without translation.
PASSIONE’s use of the colorful locations in Naples, and genuine citizens suddenly bursting into song, makes for frequently surprising displays of talent. The song lyrics are richly written. The music sweeps viewers away. There are also a handful of powerful songs shown through classic movie and TV footage of decades past. The only downside is the lack of a coherent storyline or clear arc to the information and music. Viewers who appreciate high culture should love this documentary; others will find it too esoteric. However, PASSIONE contains some innuendo, brief foul language and suggestive dancing, so caution is advised for pre-adolescents.