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  • Summary: A coming of age story about a 15-year-old provincial girl who moves to Rome and finds her new tony private school is a microcosm of the cultural and political divisions of Italian society. (Empire Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Paolo Virzi's film looks at school as the microcosm of society and at fathers too self-absorbed to be there for their daughters. He combines the themes played in "Mean Girls" and "Look at Me" and makes them vibrant.
  2. A blend of gentle comedy and poignant drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    Despite outward appearances, Paolo Virzi's utterly charming fable is actually a razor-sharp political satire.
  4. Though "Caterina" is unusually well-acted and crafted for this kind of movie--and both more than casually insightful and irreverent about modern Italian school life, teenage mores and politics--Giancarlo is the one character who makes the movie special.
  5. 70
    Teghil is a winning lead.
  6. Ultimately neither funny nor touching enough to make much of an impact, but it does offer many small, insightful moments along the way.
  7. 40
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 9, 2013
    10
    A touching and funny movie, cast largely with young teenagers. I much preferred this film to "Mean Girls," which has some similar elements.A touching and funny movie, cast largely with young teenagers. I much preferred this film to "Mean Girls," which has some similar elements. If you don't mind subtitles check out this film. Expand
  2. GregS.
    Dec 29, 2005
    4
    Other than Caterina, there wasn't one charachter in this movie that was likeable. By the end I was hoping they would all disappear.

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