• Released
  • July 27, 2001
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 54 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy of Errors
Bread and Tulips Synopsis
Accidentally forgotten at a restaurant by members of her tour bus, a housewife hitchhikes to Venice.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A movie about serendipity and spontaneity.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It may be that a relationship like the one here between Rosalba and Fernando is impossible in real life. All the more reason for this movie.
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Boston Globe

By Loren King
Manages the right balance of fairy tale and joyous self-discovery. And the Venice locations don't hurt.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Actresses such as Maglietta are why movies were invented: You never get tired of her mercurial personality or of her infinitely compelling...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Soldini's consistently understated touch, and a poignant turn by Licia Maglietta as the confused and bemused main character, turns Bread...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Maglietta gives a magical performance in this lightweight but flavorsome comedy.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An utterly beguiling tale.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As escapist fantasies go, this easygoing romance is a modest winner.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
For some viewers, this will seem a trial of predictability and unrelenting sweetness; for others, it's more than enough.
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
It's all very sweet, but the film goes in too many directions.
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Language, Some Sensuality and Drug References