MADE IN ITALY

"Sunny Confection"

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
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What You Need To Know:

MADE IN ITALY is a light drama about an estranged father and son in London who travel to Tuscany, Italy. The son, Jack, wants to sell the little villa they inherited from the son’s mother, who died in a car accident when Jack was seven. Jack wants to use the money to buy his ex-wife’s art gallery, which Jack’s been managing. Jack and his father, Robert, discover the house is in disrepair. They undertake fixing up the house. Meanwhile, Jack meets Nathalia, the beautiful owner of a nearby restaurant. Like Jack, Nathalia is divorced, with a little daughter whose custody she splits with her husband.

MADE IN ITALY is a light, engaging drama with a touch of romance and comedy. The scenes of reconciliation between Jack and his father are touching. The drama and romance in MADE IN ITALY plays like a nice Hallmark movie. However, it’s marred by 10 gratuitous “f” words and other foul language, including one strong profanity. Also, it’s implied that Jack’s father has been sleeping around in London. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for MADE IN ITALY.

Content:

(Pa, B, Ro, C, LLL, V, S, AA, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light mixed pagan worldview with moral elements, Romantic elements and a positive reference to Jesus Christ

Foul Language:
21 obscenities (including 10 “f” words), one Jesus profanity and seven light exclamatory profanities

Violence:
Light slapstick comedy when man falls down while sitting at a table

Sex:
Implied fornication when a fully dressed woman comes out of a father’s London bedroom, and it’s further implied that the father sleeps around

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Some alcohol use and a scene of drunkenness

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
A man smokes an e-cigarette in one scene, but no other smoking and no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Father and son are estranged, but the story is about how they reconcile after the son bares his feelings and the father shares a secret, so the basic story is fairly wholesome and touching.

More Detail:

MADE IN ITALY is a light drama about an estranged father and son in London who travel to Tuscany, Italy to sell the little villa they inherited from the son’s mother, who died in a car accident when the son was only seven. MADE IN ITALY is an engaging drama with a touch of romance and comedy, and heartfelt scenes of reconciliation, but it’s marred by 10 gratuitous “f” words and other foul language and brief dialogue about being promiscuous.

The movie opens at an art gallery gala in London. Ruth, the gallery’s owner, tells the manager, Jack, that she doesn’t want him to run the gallery anymore because they’re getting a divorce. Ruth reminds Jack that he still hasn’t signed the divorce papers. Jack tells Ruth he wants to buy the gallery from her. She asks him where he’s going to get the money. Jack says he’ll convince his father, Robert, to sell the house in Tuscany, Italy that they inherited from Jack’s mother, who died in a car accident when Jack was seven. Good luck with that, Ruth sarcastically replies.

Jack convinces his father to travel with him from London to Tuscany, to look at the house. When they get there, they find the two-story home is in disrepair and needs a lot of work. Also, one wall downstairs features a big dark mural that Robert painted when his wife died. Of course, Robert refuses to paint over the mural.

Jack and Robert set about fixing up the house. It becomes clear that the two men have been estranged since the death of Jack’s mother. As they start dealing with this personal conflict, Jack meets Nathalia, the beautiful owner of a nearby restaurant. Also, Nathalia is divorced, with a little daughter whose custody she splits with her husband.

MADE IN ITALY is a light, engaging drama with a touch of romance and comedy. The scenes of reconciliation between Jack and his father are touching and heartfelt. The movie eventually reveals that Jack is upset because his father became so distant from him after the death of Jack’s mother. Robert, for his part, feels guilty for his wife’s death. He also tells Jack that, after she died, he wanted to spare Jack any more pain by avoiding bringing up her memory. Meanwhile, the budding relationship between Jack and Nathalie has a pretty satisfying romantic arc.

The drama and romance in MADE IN ITALY plays like a nice Hallmark movie. However, it’s marred by 10 gratuitous “f” words and other foul language, including a strong profanity and some light profanities. Also, it’s implied that Jack’s father has been sleeping around a lot in London. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for MADE IN ITALY.

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