Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Life is Beautiful

The other night I had the great pleasure of watching an excellent move - Life is Beautiful. Many of you have probably heard of this movie (I think am the only person who hadn't).

"An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all."
Set in 1930s Italy, the movie centers around an unforgettable character named Guido who has a wonderful sense of humour and love of life. With the help of his humour and spontaneity Guido marries the love of his life and begins a family. Their beautiful life together is interrupted by the occupation of Italy by Nazi Germany. Guido and his wife and son are all taken to a work camp where he must use his sense of humour to occupy his son and keep his hopes alive.

If you have not seen this movie...go see it. A good friend of mine told me that this was John Paul II's favorite movie; if that isn't reason enough to see it then I don't know what is.


Laura said...

I haven't heard of it either. Is it at the theaters or DVD?
God Bless.

Marcus Toft said...

It's out on DVD, it actually came out in 1997 which is why I'm amazed that I hadn't heard of it. Its definitely an emotional movie but the scenes in the work camp are not graphic at all so it's not like its a hard movie to watch in that sense.