Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred)
Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred) (1986)

Director Federico Fellini gently lampoons the world of small-time show business in Ginger and Fred. Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni star as Amelia Bonetti and Pippo Botticella, a onetime celebrity song-and-dance team. Having risen… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 13, 1986
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

When, as happens on several occasions, Amelia and Pippo become an integral part of the impressionistic film that surrounds them, instead of just being witnesses to it, Ginger and Fred ranks with the best work Mr. Fellini has ever done.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's one of Fellini's more accessible and warmer films.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Boasts an affecting performance by Giulietta Masina as one member of a dance team.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film isn't a particularly pleasurable experience (the satire of television is broad and wayward, and the attempts to wring pathos from Ginger and Fred's geriatric infirmities fall far short of the mark), but it does have a cranky, old-man's integrity.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Marks the first pairing of Fellini veterans Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina and, from their instant chemistry, you'd think they'd been together for years.

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Gilbert Adair
Sight and Sound

The scenes in and around the television studio, as the two forlorn old troupers come to terms with the punkish fauna of the 1980s, are -- for this director -- strangely verveless and unfocused.

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TV Guide

A warm and very human story about two people who share a little bit of love, interwoven with director Fellini's diatribe against the inanity of the modern television age.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What seems at first like a harmless condemnation of television as an insane, ridiculous circus (and as such it comes off as a silly, dated and mostly unfunny… More
Lanning : )
Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni play Rogers and Astaire imitators who are professionally reunited after being apart for some 35 years. Masina and… More