Mid-August Lunch Synopsis
A man (Gianni Di Gregorio) looks after four elderly women during an important Italian holiday.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A gem whose intelligent, gentle, deadpan humor is entirely irresistible.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is a perfect blend of calm execution and uninflected farce.
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80

Time Out New York

Thankfully, the actor-director prepares this potential recipe for hokeyness with all-natural ingredients, casting four of the feistiest...
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80

Boxoffice Magazine

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It may be difficult for the youth-obsessed American culture to appreciate the quiet joys rendered in this Italian charmer. But, given the...
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
The semi-improvised performances and gently nostalgic tone makes this endearing and captivating.
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80

Arizona Republic

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The film is a slice of life, and although nothing earthshaking happens, at only 75 minutes long, it never quite tries your patience either.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
From its first minutes, Mid-August Lunch establishes a special tone and quality that could only be Italian. It's a mixture of warmth and...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Everything about Mid-August Lunch is simple and unpretentious, from the black-out scene transitions to the folk-dance score, as the four...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A pleasant taste of Roman life.
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It's tasty enough, and probably good for you, but at 73 minutes, the film is hardly a very filling entree.
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Five Word Review

By jasonfritze
great food characters true Italy...

Mid-August Lunch

By Jenny Mullen
Charming little movie. Subtle storyline with very engaging perfomances that add tremendously to the film and its after effect. Writer, director, actor Gianni Di Gregoria creates an affectionate...

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Rated NR