Italian Movie about a player that in 1960 must have raised eyebrows, I didnt enjoy it 1 star
In one of the most widely seen and acclaimed European movies of the 1960s, Federico Fellini featured Marcello Mastrioanni as gossip columnist Marcello Rubini. Having left his dreary provincial existen... read more
Directed by: Federico Fellini
Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
Stats: 1,763 reviews
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August 3, 2012
Essential surrealist film, La Dolce Vita is an early critique to press photography, bourgeois society, special attention to stars and social decadence.
August 11, 2011
This doesn't happen very often, but I must say, I'm rather baffled. I'm not sure how I truly feel about this movie. I don't know if I truly get it. I'm a smart guy, and I'd like to think I can 'get' artsy European cinema, but I am simultaneously aware of why this is called a clas...
August 1, 2011
A gossip columnist has a raucous time of it in Rome with various starlets and high society types.
I dreaded seeing this film because I found most of Fellini's other work to be vapid and unimpressive, but La Dolce Vita was not that bad. It's not remarkably inaccessible lik...
February 14, 2011
La Dolce Vita shows how vulgar and how rotten to the core the idea of celebrity, gossip and 'high society' is and it is about as relevant now as it has ever been! Only Fellini could show vulgarity like this as beautifully as this though, each shot is an oil painting that could ha...
November 22, 2010
This is a classic Italian film from Fellini, and I liked it, but I don't think it's his best film. It has a good cast, but the story could have been better, I think.
April 18, 2010
Certainly a film I have yet to unpack. I just watched it and it has moved me more than most classic pieces. While classic, the message is timeless. Caught between the materialistic comforts of the new world and the "simplicity" of the old, Fellini's protagonist exemplifies the se...
March 28, 2010
One of the true landmarks in film history (and one of my all-time favorites), La Dolce Vita is a powerful and profound film that is absolutely mesmerizing -- from the now infamous opening scene of a helicopter carrying a statue of Christ flying over Rome's ancient ruins, to the m...
January 25, 2010
although certainly styled and beautifully shot like a fellini film, i found this film to be a far cry from some of his other films that i enjoyed far more. rather than a coherent plot the film is 3 hours of random and unconnected moments in marcello's life that are supposed to l...
December 26, 2009
La dolce vita is a sprawling tale of the excess of the upper class of Rome, as seen through the eyes of a journalist in moral crisis. The film is constructed in such a way as to make ample use of symbolism. The film opens with a great shot of a Christ statue being brought to th...
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