A Place for Lovers


Drama / Romance

IMDb Rating 5.6 10 734


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January 14, 2022


Faye Dunaway as Julia
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800.67 MB
Italian 2.0
23.976 fps
88 min
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Italian 2.0
23.976 fps
88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 2 / 10 / 10

I think Moonspinner55 has this movie pegged.

Before I began writing my review, I read through Moonspinner55's and noticed that although they seemed to have this film pegged, they sure have a lot of 'not helpfuls'. While this sort of thing is very common, it's sad--as their review very nicely summed up this film. Faye Dunaway's performance was reminiscent of a zombie--a well-coiffed, bejeweled and heavy false eyelashed zombie. And I really don't so much blame her but the terrible script and the wrong direction by a very talented director...Vittoria De Sica. Perhaps this film is why after her huge success in "Bonnie and Clyde" her career just kind of fizzled. Let's talk about De Sica just a bit. He is one of my favorite directors--directing such masterpieces as "The Children Are Watching Us" (I'd put this in my Top 10 of best films ever), "Miracle in Milan" and "Umberto D". However, the sort of films he directed brilliantly had some things in common--and are so completely unlike "A Place For Lovers" and other De Sica miscues (such as "Indiscretion of an American Wife"). His best works are of the Italian Neo-Realistic style--using non-actors in the roles and emphasizing the 'everyman' approach to the problems in the film. In other words, real people in real situations. However, when it came to the glossy love stories, this brilliant director was cold, impersonal and pretty dreadful at times. He just didn't seem to know how to use these people in love stories. Yet, with famed Sophia Loren in a non-love story, he created the brilliant "Two Women". Love stories with big-name casts he just seemed ill-suited--though as an actor he did fine in such films (and appeared in about 150 films). Here in "A Place for Lovers", the film is wooden--unemotional and disconnected. This is odd, as the film is about a dying woman--yet you really could care less for her. She is unlikable and stiff. A better script surely would have helped, but giving his actress the suggestion to smile would have helped even more! I loved the director, but here he is way out of his comfort zone. As a result of a bad story, bad direction and lifeless characters (though Marcello Mastroiani isn't too bad), the film is painfully dull and not worth your time---UNLESS. That is unless you are a nut like me who LIKES seeing bad films on occasion. In fact, this movie is number 47 on my quest to see all 50 of the films featured in Harry Medved's brilliant "The Fifty Worst Movies of All Time". While I don't always agree with all of his choices, as a teenager he was able to compile the list and write an amazingly funny and clever book--long before anyone thought to come up with bad movie lists or suggest actually TRYING to see bad films. I am not sure I'd have included "A Place For Lovers", though if you are trying to list a movie from either the worst romance or worst illness categories, it sure is a reasonable choice! If you care about such an odd quest, I have just obtained the final three films from this list and anticipate soon reviewing "King Richard and the Crusaders", "North West Mounted Police" and "Daughter of the Jungle"--then my bizarre and twisted hobby will be at an end. Then, it's off on some other bizarre and twisted quest!! Happy viewing, folks.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 7 / 10 / 10

Devastatingly dull...

Before I read her telling autobiography, I didn't sense much about Faye Dunaway that was either grounded or warm. Of course she's a first-rate actress, but she's also an aloof one (most of the time she could be acting in front of the mirror). Her performance in "A Place For Lovers" (the US title) is no different. She never connects with the viewer and spends the entire time staring at Marcello Mastroianni's collar (these two did have an off-camera affair--go figure!). The romantic set-up: he's a married Italian, she's an American businesswoman in poor health. She also harbors a peculiar death wish for the both of them. This is an odd, unaffecting picture only worth-watching out of curiosity, but it won't thrill anyone--particularly fans of Dunaway, who floats by in a whiff of chiffon, with impossibly blonde hair and impossibly thick eyelashes. * from ****

Reviewed by sol-kay 7 / 10 / 10

A case of undying love

***SPOILERS*** Nowhere as bad as you were made to think it is in it being considered to be one of the 50 worse films of all times the film Vittorio De Sica's "A Place for Lovers" does have its moments. Especially in the interacting between its two stars Faye Dunnaway as the rich American divorcée Julia and Marcello Mostroianni as Valerion the Italian race car driver and inventor of a new revolutionary air bag filled with water. The water bag would not only save countless lives on the road but prevent cars from catching fire as well after a near fatal traffic accident. It's Julia who despite looking as fit and healthy as a Olympic caliber womens gymnast or swimmer is suffering for a fatal and unnamed illness that will soon kill her. It's Julia who had earlier escaped from a New York City hospice center to spend her last days in sunny Italy. It's while catching the local TV news in her rented mansion, she seems to be loaded with cash, Julia sees Valerion whom she once met in the states. It was Valerin who gave her his phone number in Italy if she ever visited there. Wanting to spend her last days on earth with the handsome Valerion Julia gives him a call to come up and see her for a few days before she checks out for good. What he doesn't realizes is that Julie in checking out for good means that she's days away from dying of her fatal and unnamed illness! It doesn't take long for Valerion to fall madly in love with Julia but in her just having days to live she wants to break off the relationship before he finds out the fatal medical condition that she's in. This happens almost by accident when Julia's good friend Maggie, Caroline Mortimer, from America shows up at a ski lodge in the Italian Alps where the two are staying. Maggie wants to get Julia back to be treated for her illness even though its fatal and there's no chance that she'll survive the treatment. It that the treatment would only ease the pain, with heavy doses of morphine, she's suffering as she goes under the waves or white sheet in the local county morgue! ***SPOILERS*** It takes a lot of soul searching on Valerion's part but he finally comes to the sad conclusion that the little time he has with Julia should be spent in making her happy and not feel that she's on her way out, from life, as the unnamed and fatal illness takes hold of her in its final and fatal stages. Going so far in letting Julia behind the wheel to show her how in love he is with her Valierion risks his as well as Julia's life in her madly driving through the dangerous roads in the Alps in her attempt to kill herself. It was after that incident that Julia finally came to her sense and agreed to go back to the NYC hospice center and, with the treatment provided to her there, die both quietly and peacefully and most of all without pain! Which in fact was the best present that a tearful and love sick Valerion could have given her! P.S Jokes aside "A Place for Lovers" started a trend in the movies about fatal and unnamed disease flicks among lovers that's still around,now over 40 years, today. With the granddaddy of those movies "Love Story" being released two years later in 1970 which became the biggest money making film of that year!

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