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  • Summary: A dazzling comedy with a poignant streak set in the Rome and Bologna of the 1920s. (Northern Arts Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    Writer-director Pupi Avati has a such a fine sense of narrative proportion that this Italian feature unspools like silk.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    Neri Marcore gives a beautifully understated performance.
  3. A poignant love story, laced with tenderness and gentle humor and told with the warmth of Italian movies in their seductively good-natured mode.
  4. Reviewed by: Ned Martel
    The film serves up all the splendor of Bologna, and then an ending that is baloney.
  5. 50
    One wishes Incantato was made of something other than musty air. Avati provides no real emotional counterweight for all the whimsy and nonsense, and the movie carries neither the force of morality nor the titillation of trashiness.
  6. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    The main problem is Marcore, who is almost too gawky to be believed.
  7. 30
    There may, somewhere in the premise of Incantato, lie the inspiration for a fine farce, but under Avati's shaky stewardship, the picture is leaden and charmless.

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  1. amurabim.
    Dec 8, 2005
    Although charming and tender, "il cuore altrove" or "incantato" fails in its intentions to make a love story. nello is too implausible as a virgin and the romance between the woman and him is too forced. it feels like pupi avati tries but not too hard, to make the typical italian romantic comedy with a bittersweet ending. Expand