A Five Star Life
A Five Star Life (2014)

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Modest to a fault, A Five Star Life is worth seeing chiefly for Margherita Buy's marvelous work in the central role.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Flatly told and highly familiar.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A frothy romantic comedy tinged with melancholy and yearning.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Light but with a real heart...See this film, if only to live vicariously through her job.

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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Its refreshing conclusion is more suited to ambiguous European sensibilities than the all-American desire for happy endings or at least concrete resolutions ...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

One of those rambling European films with little plot but lots of atmosphere ...

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Essentially a character study that lacks much character itself...elegant but ultimately slight.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

There is a warm naturalness to the dialogue, and Buy is wonderfully evocative.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

This Italian romantic dramedy needs a little room service, because the romance, comedy and drama are sometimes in short supply.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

A collection of carefully rendered details does not a movie make.

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