A Five Star Life
A Five Star Life (2014)

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 18, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Modest to a fault, A Five Star Life is worth seeing chiefly for Margherita Buy's marvelous work in the central role.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

A collection of carefully rendered details does not a movie make.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

There is a warm naturalness to the dialogue, and Buy is wonderfully evocative.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

But there's originality here, plus several fine performances (especially Buy). And the places she visits are to die for. An armchair traveler could do a lot worse.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Flatly told and highly familiar.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A frothy romantic comedy tinged with melancholy and yearning.

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Jordi Costa
El Pais (Spain)

Maria Sole Tognazzi manages to keep her story true without falling into the romantic comedy territory. [Full review in Spanish]

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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Its refreshing conclusion is more suited to ambiguous European sensibilities than the all-American desire for happy endings or at least concrete resolutions ...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

One of those rambling European films with little plot but lots of atmosphere ...

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Andrea G. Bermejo
Cinemanía (Spain)

A movie that explores masterfully things like being single or if life away from family can actually work. [Full review in Spanish]

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