Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As virtual tourism, it's a success but as dramatic fare it's a distinctly thin bowl of zuppa."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Quite possibly the most boring film of 2010."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"A duty-bound son learns the importance of being true to himself in this slick and bittersweet Italian comedy."
‑ Sloan Freer, Radio Times
"With a fluid and comedic style comes a film that understands its place in Italian society and doesn't expect any less than complete competency from its audience."
‑ Katina Vangopoulos, Moviedex
"The feel is somewhat cloistered and the pace rarely gets the pulse racing but this is engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"It's nicely performed and reasonably amusing but it's hard to care about the rather self-absorbed characters and their cloistered universe."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"A disaster area, pure and simple."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"This Italian coming-out comedy has a neat central narrative gimmick. Unfortunately, it hasn't got a lot else."
‑ Leo Robson, Financial Times
"With a family like this, who needs enemies?"
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Ozpetek could have trimmed some of the sub-plots, but it's broadly amusing (especially when our hero's camp pals pitch up) and the performances are as warm as the southern setting."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes. Everyone here is a disappointed misfit, not just the loose cannons in the clan."
‑ Nick Hasted, Little White Lies
"Slickly funny and polished romantic-comedy."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
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