A young postman's world is brightened as he begins delivering letters to poet Pablo Neruda, exiled on an island off the coast of... Read More
A young postman's world is brightened as he begins delivering letters to poet Pablo Neruda, exiled on an island off the coast of Italy. At first hoping friendship with the poet will improve his reputation with a local barmaid, he ultimately develops a genuine, touching relationship with the laureate. This was the late Massimo Troisi's final film appearance. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor--Massimo Troisi. Academy Awards: Best Original Dramatic Score. Minimize
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13 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Apr 2, 2011
Massimo Troisi Pours Himself Into the Poetic Il Postino
Pros: tender and funny, celebration of poetry, Troisi and Noiret, gorgeous scenery
Cons: tragic story behind the movie, tone shift toward the end of the film
"When you explain poetry, it becomes banal. Better than any explanation is the experience of feelings that poetry can reveal to a nature open enough to understand it."
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Jan 1, 2006
A Movie to Inspire the Poet in each of us
Pros: Characters that play the strings of your heart.
Cons: Not truly a con, but the story behind the movie is so sad.
The bottom line really really wants to be a poet. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 20, 2002
Pros: Excellent acting, sensitive portrayal of human relationships, self-discovery, wonderful scenery.
Cons: Using a French actor as a Chilean character in an Italian movie.
Superb evocation of an Italian island community in the early fifties, set against the rise of Communism; the aspirations, self-realisation and achievement of a simple man. Read More at Epinions.com
May 7, 2001
Poetry Gets the Girl!
Pros: Excellent storytelling with poetry!
Good clean movie, see it! Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 16, 2000
Il Postino - give me my mail!
Pros: lovely story about life, love, friends, and poetry
Cons: the subtitles Read More at Epinions.com
May 11, 2000
A great first foreign film for any viewer.
Pros: Don't you love the accordion on the soundtrack?
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Feb 10, 2001
Il Postino: Why Does the Postman Always Ring Twice?
Pros: Excellent story, wonderful acting
Cons: Over-hyped due to Best Picture nomination
As a date movie, good for first dates (no embarrassing or high-pressure moments), good for married dates (rekindling the romance). Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 14, 2004
Triosi Poured His Heart Into It
Pros: Enchanting story, strong performances, lush cinematography
Cons: May be too saccharine for some tastes
Highly recommended. A moving story of friendship and romance, featuring outstanding performances by the two leads and gorgeous Aegean cinematography. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 17, 2003
Better than most all American romances. (DVD Review)
Pros: Acting, subtleties, Italian culture and passion.
Cons: Transfer isn't very good.
A very European romance that is better than most anything Hollywood can conjure up. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 16, 2000
A vacation for me
Pros: scenery, characters, plot
Cons: english subtitles Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 12, 2004
Poet and postman meet, poet teaches the postman how to live and love
Pros: Innocent, sweet, old-fashioned romance
Cons: A little too sad at times (As are so many foreign movies!) Read More at Epinions.com