Tea With Mussolini
Tea With Mussolini (1999)

Taken from a chapter in the autobiography of acclaimed filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli, TEA WITH MUSSOLINI is written by British novelist and playwright John Mortimer and Zeffirelli, drawing on the latter's published memoirs. The film tells… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A collection of isolated, anecdotal events that are as warmly amusing as they are lacking in narrative drive.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This satisfying film reveals the ways in which a village can successfully raise a child.

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

If you want some light and charming entertainment and are attuned to Zeffirelli's rather conventional approach to the medium, then you can have a very good time.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

The banter, jealousy and cattiness among these charming stereotypes of the Anglo-American lifestyle sweepstakes makes much of this engaging film a winner.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Cher shines with the spirit of 'Life is Beautiful.'

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A ridiculous movie...

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Art and suffocating tastefulness are taken as such inherent goods in [this film] that they utterly overwhelm the real people whom the film pretends to showcase.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Cher, in a role ideally suited to her natural flamboyance, sparkles.

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Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

The latest in the English-Speaking People Who Discover Themselves in Tuscany genre

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jeremy Smith
What the Hell is Cher doing in this good movie?
Mark Abell
Three Grande Dames of the British stage and film (Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Joan Plowright) come together, along with Americans Cher and Lily Tomlin to… More
Candy Rose
True story about a group of women bonded together by their situation during World War II. Excellent cast. Beautiful scenery.
Sunil Jawahir
A lighter view of a dark time. Pretty enjoyable.
jay nixon
great character actresses doing wonderful work