Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred)
Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred) (1986)

In this satirical Fellini film, Pippo Botticella (Marcello Mastroianni) and Amelia Bonetti (Giulietta Masina) are aging members of an obscure dance team known as "Ginger & Fred." When a bizarre television show called… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

When, as happens on several occasions, Amelia and Pippo become an integral part of the impressionistic film that surrounds them, instead of just being witnesses to it, Ginger and Fred ranks with the best work Mr. Fellini has ever done.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Marks the first pairing of Fellini veterans Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina and, from their instant chemistry, you'd think they'd been together for years.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film isn't a particularly pleasurable experience (the satire of television is broad and wayward, and the attempts to wring pathos from Ginger and Fred's geriatric infirmities fall far short of the mark), but it does have a cranky, old-man's integrity.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A warm and very human story about two people who share a little bit of love, interwoven with director Fellini's diatribe against the inanity of the modern television age.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's one of Fellini's more accessible and warmer films.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Boasts an affecting performance by Giulietta Masina as one member of a dance team.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Ginger & Fred is a typically playful satire from Fellini targeting Television of the 'Light entertainment' variety. It's funny though, the… More
Lanning : )
Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni play Rogers and Astaire imitators who are professionally reunited after being apart for some 35 years. Masina and… More