Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere)
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Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere)
Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, Il Cuore Altrove is a romantic drama centering on Nello, a college Humanities teacher played by Neri Marcoré. His parents are well-to-do tailors who work for the Pope, and they don't approve of Nello's line of work. At their urging, Nello moves to Bologna where he meets and falls in love with Angela, a local blind girl played by Vanessa Incontrada. But their relationship isn't a simple one. Her parents don't believe that a simple teacher is worthy of their daughter, his parents protest because she is blind, and her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A poignant love story, laced with tenderness and gentle humor and told with the warmth of Italian movies in their seductively good-natured mode."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"There are few outright laughs, but the telling is gentle."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"A mostly pleasant entertainment."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Under Avati's shaky stewardship, the picture is leaden and charmless."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"A sweet, charming and entirely forgettable romantic comedy."
‑ Ethan Alter, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Charmingly embodying the dreamy seeker, Neri Marcore as Nello has a dignity and forcefulness that illuminate this winning tale."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"It's a warm bath experience, soap-sudsed with sentimentality, improbability and other storytelling misdemeanors."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
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