The First Beautiful Thing (La prima cosa bella)
The First Beautiful Thing (La prima cosa bella) (2011)

La Prima Cosa Bella (The First Beautiful Thing) follows a strong and optimistic mother raising her two children against all odds. Throughout grief and pain she teaches her family to remain open and loving and to cherish the little joys in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 22, 2012
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Virzi approaches mawkishness but he never crosses the line.

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Natasha Senjanovic
Hollywood Reporter

Virzi has hit his stride in this polished but delicate comedy-drama.

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Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A warm and welcome foreign film treat about learning to cope with the fact that one's parents are actually people too.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

"The First Beautiful Thing'' is shameless, and, damn it, I cried anyway.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's filled with its own artfulness and warmth.

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Stan Hall
Oregonian

The high-pitched emotions, gesticulations and occasional near-hysteria seem completely normal and genuine.

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

Occasionally affecting but unremarkable.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

Virsi sharpens the sentimentality of the emotional setup to a nicely serrated edge.

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

A lovely Italian throwback about a loner vocational school professor coming to terms with the death of his mother and the sources of his present-day unhappiness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Daisy Maduro
La Prima Cossa Bella, a beautiful Italian family drama, it will be in the coming Oscars nomination for best Foreign Movie,was about a dysfunctional family,… More