Made in Italy
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Made in Italy is a heart-warming father son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Liam Neeson), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Micheál Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair…
Renovations go badly, with father and son soon finding themselves at odds. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colorful locals including the no nonsense Kate (Lindsay Duncan), an ex-pat making her living selling villas who quickly captures his attention. For Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. He soon falls for Natalia (Valeria Bilello), a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.
UK | Italy, 2020, 94 minutes, Rated R, Directed by James D'Arcy
“Touching and funny. A much-needed escape. Neeson and Richardson excel."— Pete Hammond, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD DAILY
“Undeniably entertaining. It’ll put a smile on your face and almost assuredly make you long for a trip to Italy."— Joey Magidson, HOLLYWOOD NEWS
“Neeson and real-life son shine in a resonant Tuscany-set family drama/romance.”— James Verniere, BOSTON HERALD
“Liam Neeson is captivating. Micheál Richardson more than holds his own in scenes with his father, assuring cinema lovers that the Redgrave dynasty will continue.”— Frank J. Avella, EDGE MEDIA NETWORK
“’’Made in Italy’ is a fine film to cozy up to…”— Stephanie Archer, FILM INQUIRY
“Filled with romance, comedy and a message of hope.”— REUTERS