Bread and Tulips
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Bored with her life, dutiful housewife Rosalba takes a sudden opportunity for freedom when she's unexpectedly separated from everyone during a family vacation. After a tour bus leaves without her, her husband and children don't notice until it is too late. Virtually penniless, she finds a place to stay in a cheap, run-down hotel and makes friends with a waiter who serves her cold food. Deciding to stay, Rosalba finds work with an elderly florist, and moves in with the waiter. The beauty of Venice, together with her new-found freedom lead her to romance and self-discovery, while her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although Maglietta's appealing as Rosalba, cowriter and director Silvio Scoldini's movie is a little too shopworn and pokey to be more than a respectable European diversion."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's all very sweet, but the film goes in too many directions."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"A feel-good film with a schmaltzy love offering of tulips and bread."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A well-intentioned, warm movie that becomes increasingly saccharine and silly."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"The heart knows what it wants in Bread And Tulips, and so do the filmmakers. Every eccentric character, plot-twist and contrivance is a means to that end."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"It's almost as if Solidini ... figured that all he had to do was put a crowd of eccentric characters together and magic would occur."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Um filme charmoso e cativante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It is a very positive film in many ways. It argues that just about anybody can be redeemed."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"I can't recall ever having seen this actress [Maglietta], but here she commands the screen."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"An airy, scrumptious valentine of a romantic fable."
‑ Mack Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"As for star Licia Maglietta, the appeal of the film is nearly all in her presence."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The last 20 minutes of the film include some of the most romantic filmmaking in a long time."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"A slow-going but very, very sweet movie."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Leisurely paced and very easy to watch."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"An endearing romantic daydream, but misses the bus where matters of reality are concerned."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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