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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. 80
    Pitch-perfect performances and a light-handed but razor-sharp script keep this satire brisk and biting.
  4. Its rich, wide-angle view of Italian politics and society stays with you. The details may vary from nation to nation in the industrialized West, but the big picture is pretty much the same everywhere.
  5. Ultimately neither funny nor touching enough to make much of an impact, but it does offer many small, insightful moments along the way.
  6. This dyspeptic 2003 coming-of-age story from Italy often seems on the verge of nervous collapse, veering from giddy adolescent romps to adult shenanigans and shrill political discord.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 9, 2013
    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

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