Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere)
Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere) (2003)

Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, Il Cuore Altrove is a romantic drama centering on Nello, a college Humanities teacher played by Neri Marcoré. His parents are well-to-do tailors who work for the Pope, and they don't… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 24, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Avati provides no real emotional counterweight for all the whimsy and nonsense, and the movie carries neither the force of morality nor the titillation of trashiness.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A poignant love story, laced with tenderness and gentle humor and told with the warmth of Italian movies in their seductively good-natured mode.

Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

There are few outright laughs, but the telling is gentle.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A mostly pleasant entertainment.

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Under Avati's shaky stewardship, the picture is leaden and charmless.

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Ethan Alter
TV Guide

A sweet, charming and entirely forgettable romantic comedy.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Charmingly embodying the dreamy seeker, Neri Marcore as Nello has a dignity and forcefulness that illuminate this winning tale.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's a warm bath experience, soap-sudsed with sentimentality, improbability and other storytelling misdemeanors.

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