Bread and Tulips


Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. A movie about serendipity and spontaneity.
  2. 88
    It may be that a relationship like the one here between Rosalba and Fernando is impossible in real life. All the more reason for this movie.
  3. Soldini's amiable new comedy suggests that an older, better Italy of imagination, rationality and civility survives on the fringes of a modern nation obsessed, like most others, with consumerism, empty prosperity and easy pleasure.
  4. 80
    The first half of the film, in which Maglietta gradually discovers herself as something other than a servant, is genuinely engaging.
  5. A charming little film, filled with eccentric characters and ingratiating performances.
  6. Nicely done, sweet, delicately comic and a complete delight.
  7. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    Soldini's consistently understated touch, and a poignant turn by Licia Maglietta as the confused and bemused main character, turns Bread and Tulips into a character study worth studying.
  8. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Loren King
    Manages the right balance of fairy tale and joyous self-discovery. And the Venice locations don't hurt.
  9. Actresses such as Maglietta are why movies were invented: You never get tired of her mercurial personality or of her infinitely compelling face.
  10. Maglietta gives a magical performance in this lightweight but flavorsome comedy.
  11. 75
    An utterly beguiling tale.
  12. Too lethargic and strung-out for its own good. Thankfully, it casts a pleasant, amusing and touching spell anyway, but more energy and a markedly shorter running time might have turned a sunny diversion into something more special.
  13. Maglietta, whose soulful countenance and offhand grace are soothing to behold, and Ganz, who says more with a shrug and sigh than most poets do with a sonnet.
  14. A sweet-spirited, extremely well-cast little comedy.
  15. It's an endearing romantic daydream, but misses the bus where matters of reality are concerned.
  16. As escapist fantasies go, this easygoing romance is a modest winner.

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