Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful is the drama every comic probably wishes he had made. In this life-affirming Italian "concentration-camp comedy," Benigni uses the Holocaust as a backdrop for telling a heartfelt story about a father who protects his son from the gas chambers by the use of the only weapons at his command: his quick imagination, outlandish buffoonery, and scrappy determination.
"...to overcome any adversity, even that of the Nazi Holocaust. Now, we all know this not to be true,..."
Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten