La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room)
La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002)

A family struggles to go on after a devastating loss in this deeply emotional drama from Italy. Giovanni (Nanni Moretti) is a psychiatrist with a successful practice in a small community near the ocean. Giovanni has a warm relationship with… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Son's Room is a moving and contemplative study of grief.

Chicago Reader

With tender skill, [director] Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation 'I can't go on--I'll go on.'

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Often called Italy's answer to Woody Allen, Nanni Moretti takes a turn for the serious in The Son's Room and acquits himself in first-rate fashion.

Emanuel Levy

Moretti's comedies and sarires are more interesting than this family melodrama about loss and grief, though he should be commended for making a touching and sensitive film that never descends into cloying bathos.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Nothing in The Son's Room is conventionally sentimental or reassuring.

Eli Sanders
Seattle Times

We are given characters so gentle and so human that we become instantly fond of them.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A work of powerful understatement, artfully crafted and subtly acted.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The Son's Room addresses both death and life with honesty and respect.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The Son's Room is ... not an interruption in [Moretti's] career, but a leap upward to a spiritual epiphany graced with visual elegance and energy.

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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

We're all guilty of worrying about things that are completely unimportant; this film is a wonderful reminder that we shouldn't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Nanni Moretti bring a sentimentalist, but criative and entertaining drama, that become a study about, not only family, but individual people in they pain and… More
Daisy Maduro
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Jan Marc Macababayao
The Son's Room is a simple but tender drama on loss and healing. Artfully presented and subtly acted. Great soundtrack. Precise emotive content. A silent… More
Alex Figueroba
Devastating. The fair scene is just amazing.
John Ballantine
Very difficult to watch in spots but for all the right reasons. A tender and truly touching drama. It feels "real" and is not cloying.