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MY REVIEW
Reviewed by snakeeyes GB / Joined snakeeyes 2014
Youth
Youth
Youth
Italy, Switzerland, 2015, 118 minutes Drama, Music
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07.10.15
I can't disagree more with the review by DelphineM about Jane Fonda's performance. For me she came into the film at the perfect moment, injecting it with much needed energy via laugh-out-loud olde Hollywoode sass and bitchery. For up until this point, the film loses its way somewhat. Caine, Keitel and Weisz all deserve fully-fleshed narratives, but only Caine gets his (and brilliant he is with it, too), so the first half of the film is spent with a lot of characters milling around when really we should be thrust into this trio and their journeys (didn't care much for Dano). Yes, the Alpine visuals are a lovely balm and yes the dialogue is too poetic and scrubbed, and I enjoyed it for all that, but, save for a brief visit to a nursing home, for a film about death, it never quite takes you to the brink. Still, highly recommended.
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