First Glance: “Made in Italy”

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Liam Neeson has made a name for himself as a tough-talking, no frills action star. That leads some people to forget that he is also a very good dramatic actor. I like his punch-and-shoot thrillers, but I always enjoy seeing him taking on weightier, more serious roles. He can also be very funny. James D’Arcy’s new dramedy “Made in Italy” looks to be tapping into Neeson’s dramatic and comedic sides.

The film appears to be a father-son story set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Neeson inherits an Italian villa from his recently deceased wife. He and his estranged son (because they’re always estranged in these things) travel to Italy to get the house ready to put on the market. But old memories resurface and fixing up the house proves to be just what their strained relationship needed.

“Made in Italy” releases August 7th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

13 thoughts on “First Glance: “Made in Italy”

  1. Have you seen Under The Tuscane Sun ? It’s quite trailer but the trailer reminded me of that movie telling the story of a woman going to Tuscane of her divorce. Perhaps you’d like it.

    • Oh I agree. Movies have often given me tastes of places I’ve never been able to visit. And having Neeson as the lead ain’t bad either.

  2. Oh man, Tuscany. What a beautiful place and I might wanna see this. So will my mom as she loves watching films in those locations. Plus, Liam needs a break from kicking ass and talking quietly.

    • I would love to visit there and I figure this movie will have me hungrier to go. And Neeson is inherently watchable regardless of the movie. Together that’s enough for me to tune in.

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