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Old 07-21-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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I am trying to remember the name of a movie I saw a while ago, want to watch it again. I think it was a Canadian movie, but I am not sure.

It was a really simple movie, very sad and depressing with no happy ending.

The movie was about a frumpy, middle aged housewife (short, not real fat but obese) who is mentally ill, but stable. Not terribly unhappy in her life but wanting to have adventure and change. So she secretly plans to move to another city and leave her family behind without telling a soul about it. She finally carries out her plan, perhaps she realizes the mistake she made but she does not go back to her old life.

Thanks in advance!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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Sorry..............bump, please read and help a little lady.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Sorry, last bump, then I will let it die...................please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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Sorry, last bump, then I will let it die...................please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have a name of one of the actors, then we'll have a clue, otherwise...sorry.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:06 AM
 
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Is it Bread and Tulips???

In Pane e tulipani (Bread and Tulips), a bored, middle-aged housewife is on vacation with her two disaffected teenage sons and her tyrannical, cheating husband. After a mishap in a restroom bathroom, Rosalba (Licia Maglietta) is left behind by the tour bus with her family not even noticing her absence. Impulsively, Rosalba hitchhikes to Venice. The formula in the film for a newfound awakening of the spirit is simple if somewhat unlikely. First, find a spare room in the apartment of an eloquently speaking, if somewhat suicidal, Icelandic waiter (Bruno Ganz). Secondly, replace tacky touristy outfit with a brand new wardrobe of pretty bohemian dresses. Next, befriend your questionably legitimate `holistic beautician and masseuse' neighbor (Marina Massironi). After, find a satisfying job working for an anarchic florist (Felice Andreasi). Also, confront the plumber/ amateur detective (Guiseppe Battiston) your husband has hired to track you down. Finally, aid your new band of quirky friends along the path of self discovery while doing so yourself. The basic storyline of Bread and Tulips is not an especially original one, but the film is exceptional in its surprising delicacy in which it handles the story. The humor is sophisticated and the romantic story is never overly sweet. This movie is worth seeing not because it has some deep, life changing message. It is simply a romantic comedy made to entertain, but it is romantic comedy at its best. It is handled very differently than it would have been if it had been made in Hollywood, from the subtle sexiest of Licia Maglietta's character to the total lack of sexual references between the main romantic couple. The characters are unrealistic but not to the point of being ridiculous. The ending is happy without being disgustingly sentimental. Bread and Tulips was directed by Silvio Soldini who also co-wrote it with Doriana Leondeff. It won nine David di Donatello Awards, the Italian Oscar equivalent, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. This film is a refreshing new look at a clichéd idea.
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