Caterina in the Big City Synopsis
Caterina moves from a small town in Italy to Rome where she faces social pressures at school.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Paolo Virzi's film looks at school as the microcosm of society and at fathers too self-absorbed to be there for their daughters. He...
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Despite outward appearances, Paolo Virzi's utterly charming fable is actually a razor-sharp political satire.
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80

Village Voice

By Leslie Camhi
Pitch-perfect performances and a light-handed but razor-sharp script keep this satire brisk and biting.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This dramatic comedy is an Italian style "Mean Girls" when Castellito isn't stealing the show as a dysfunctional dad.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A fluffy and fun coming-of-age-in-Rome comedy, with a sparkling turn by its 16-year-old star, Alice Teghil.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A charming and wise film.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Though "Caterina" is unusually well-acted and crafted for this kind of movie--and both more than casually insightful and irreverent about...
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The tug of war for Caterina's political soul is left open-ended, and her relationship with her difficult father is resolved with a plot...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Ultimately neither funny nor touching enough to make much of an impact, but it does offer many small, insightful moments along the way.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As much as the director andco-writer, Paolo Virzi, might try, he can't bring any of these people into focus. The movie is shapeless, too.
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