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Tea with Mussolini
(1999)

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Luca, the illegitimate son of an Italian businessman, whose mother has died is raised by an Englishwoman in pre-WWII Mussolini Italy. Living in an English community in Florence, he and several Englishwomen live a sheltered existence that they believe is guaranteed protection by Mussolini himself. However, as war breaks out, the women are shuttled away to a camp and then to a guarded hotel. Charlie Lucas plays the role of Luca in the first half of the movie.

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Cast

  • Cher
  • Judi Dench
  • Joan Plowright
  • Maggie Smith
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Baird Wallace
  • Charlie Lucas
    (Luca as a Boy)
  • Massimo Ghini
  • Paolo Seganti
  • Claudio Spadaro

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9 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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Pretty good semi-autobiographical movie in which Maggie Smith and Judi Dench act alongside one another as they would later in the excellent Ladies in Lavender. This movie was a favourite of Koko, the zoo gorilla who was taught to use some signs modified from American Sign Language and who adopted a kitten as a pet.

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Much better than I thought it would be. Charlie Lucas was a little charmer.

The movie runs close to 2 hours and YA's Law still holds: Any film that runs 2 hours or more sags badly in spots and can be edited down by 20 minutes and be improved thereby.

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To my nice surprise I checked my DVR and this wonderful movie was in it, I had set an Auto-record for it a few months ago!

Charlie handled his part quite well, a very adorable boy!

I gave the movie an 8/10, because I like Charlie! I would have given it a higher rating if Charlie had had more screen time. I do like stories that are based on fact, especially the part of the story where Luca was taken in by those British Ladies, then I think that was the best part of the story! I thought Cher Looked really good for someone nearing her 60's! and for Lilly Tomlin, no matter what roll she plays, she, at least for me, always manages to put a little comic releaf in somewhere! I didn't catch the actor's name of teenage Luca, but I thought he also did very well, and was quite handsome!

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