Puccini for Beginners Synopsis
Opera addict Allegra loves her girlfriend Samantha, but can’t commit. When Samantha leaves her, Allegra rebounds with philosophy professor Phillip as well as the beautiful, single Grace. Allegra never suspects that Philip and Grace have a...
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Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
Kirk and Mol are convincing, easily inhabiting their respective roles.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Puccini for Beginners, which takes its title from its heroine's passion for opera, isn't just another trendy toe-dip in sexual...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Woody Allen certainly hasn't managed anything remotely this funny lately.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Brainy and balmy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The plot, which spins around Allegra's lovers having just been an item, is awkward bedroom farce, but the tone is Woody Allen-meets-"The L...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Considering how good "Puccini's" middle often is, it's a shame it falls down fore and aft. But Maggenti, who loves Carole Lombard and...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If Woody Allen were a young, attractive gay woman, he might make something like this, or so Maggenti hopes. But it would probably be...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Awkward, unconvincing bisexual roundelay.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Puccini for Beginners is literate and sensitive, characterized by witty dialogue and smart, emotional two-person encounters.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
There's also precious little chemistry between the players. Only Mol has any charm of which to speak, and, frankly, she deserves much...
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Excellent GLBT movie

By suzie192040
Puccini For Beginners is an excellent movie about the love live of a ******* and the discovery of lesbianism for another female character in the movie. Elizabeth Reaser, Gretchen Mol, and Justin...

Puccini for beginners is fun

By Joanne V.
Want to see it desperately but it isn't playing in the San Francisco bay area, what's up with that, lol....

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Rated NR