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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Italian comedian Roberto Benigni stars as Pinocchio in this upteenth adaption of Carlo Collodi's 1881 classic.

Most of us probably have come to know and love the wooden puppet owned by kindly old Geppetto, who was turned into a real live boy by the Blue Fairy, from Walt Disney's wonderful 1940 classic animated film.

Benigni, who also directs this whimsical remake, cast his lovely wife Nicoletta Braschi as the Fairy.  The Oscar winner of 1998's Life is Beautiful is 50 years old and he is not the first actor you'd think of for the role, but Roberto's youthful exuberance and obvious love of life is infectious.

This talented man is a joy to watch and both children and adults will appreciate the special treatment Benigni gives to this cautionary tale.

With the mixed bag of movie choices this season, this "G" rated tale is just right for the whole family.

 
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