Loose Cannons (12A)

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Drama

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Time Out says

Tue Dec 14 2010

As the director of films like ‘Hamam’, ‘Facing Window’ and ‘A Perfect Day’, Ferzan Ozpetek has established a track record of nuanced comic dramas about contemporary European characters negotiating points of transition and uncertainty in their lives. In his latest multistranded comedy of errors and sexual identity, the focus is on Tomasso (Riccardo Scamarcio), son of a pasta-making Puglian clan, whose plans to come out to his traditional family are derailed when his older brother steals his thunder. ‘Loose Cannons’ looks sideways to Tomasso’s siblings, friends and acquaintances and back to his grandmother’s early life, exploring a range of dilemmas with humour and sensitivity as its dozen-odd characters try to find their own ways of weighing social propriety and family obligation against self-fulfilment – a balancing act made trickier for Tomasso when his boyfriend and mates arrive from Rome. 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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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Dec 10, 2010

Duration:

110 mins

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linzi

Although there was a lot to like about this film, it is somewhat of a mixed bag, While addressing serious issues, the lighter moments were almost a pastiche and one lausghs at it rather than with it. What makes the film for me, and lifts it above any flaws, is the performance by Ricardo Scarmarcio as the main character Tomasso, making utterly real, and very moving..

Murat

A lovely, briliant film. Ignore Time Out's 3 Stars Go and watch it. You will love it...

Murat

A lovely, briliant film. Ignore Time Out's 3 Stars Go and watch it. You will love it...

alexander

Really great film. lucky enough to win preview tickets and can't say enough good tings about it. there is something in there for everyone! highly recommended +++++

alexander

Really great film. lucky enough to win preview tickets and can't say enough good tings about it. there is something in there for everyone! highly recommended +++++

Belinda

A lovely film. Saw it at the London Film Festival with my mother (she's a frightful prude when it comes to cinema) and we both thought it was wonderful. Mum kept going on about how dishy the gay character was! An alternative family film I'd say.

Derek

The film is brilliant - comedy, drama and tragedy all together. Possibly another "cage aux folles" and if hollywood do a remake (which I hope they don't the original is great) lets hope they make as good a job as "the birdcage". The film should win an oscar!

Derek

The film is brilliant - comedy, drama and tragedy all together. Possibly another "cage aux folles" and if hollywood do a remake (which I hope they don't the original is great) lets hope they make as good a job as "the birdcage". The film should win an oscar!