Il Postino: The Postman
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In this remake of the 1983 Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skarmeta, the time and place have been changed to Italy in the 1950s, but the relationship between the Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and Mario (Massimo Troisi), the postman who delivers his copious mail, is still the focus of attention. In this version of the story, scripted by a collective of Anna Pavignano, the director Michael Radford, Troisi himself, and a few others (based on Skarmeta's original story), Neruda is an aloof and slightly elitist figure who is seeking solitude on an island off the coast of Italy,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Romance, gorgeous words, and the beauty of Italy."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Overrated, but powerful."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"One of the most romantic movies ever made."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Works on so many different levels--as a tribute to the power and beauty of poetry; as a tale of brotherhood; and as a charmingly quirky romance."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"An extremely slow, but heart warming little picture."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"A mildly charming fable, about an Italian postman who eins the heart of a local girl through the heartfelt poetry of a legendary port, the film became cause celebre when star Massimo Troisi died one day after the shoot was over."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A sweet and likable romantic fable until the finale strains for import."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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