Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)
Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010)

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 12, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2013
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

As virtual tourism, it's a success but as dramatic fare it's a distinctly thin bowl of zuppa.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

Quite possibly the most boring film of 2010.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

The feel is somewhat cloistered and the pace rarely gets the pulse racing but this is engaging and affecting stuff, handsomely shot and well acted: Ilaria Occhini is a stand-out as the grandmother.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

It's nicely performed and reasonably amusing but it's hard to care about the rather self-absorbed characters and their cloistered universe.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A disaster area, pure and simple.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film is beautifully shot and set in Lecce, in Puglia, so breathtaking scenery is an important character.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

Ozpetek could have trimmed some of the sub-plots, but it's broadly amusing (especially when our hero's camp pals pitch up) and the performances are as warm as the southern setting.

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Nick Hasted
Little White Lies

Ozpetek takes these men and women as they are, revealing deep emotions in broad strokes. Everyone here is a disappointed misfit, not just the loose cannons in the clan.

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