Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
Rating Explanation: For language and brief nudity
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: Like a classic novel of an earlier time, it's full of big ideas, and like a great soap opera, it's also full of wild plot twists, and vibrant characters. It is, in short, one of the best of films.
DVD Features: Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Italian & French language tracks; English & Spanish subtitles
The Best of Youth
Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, The Best of Youth (La Meglio Gioventu) runs over six and a half hours, and chronicles the youth, emotional development, and milestone events in the lives of two Italian brothers - Nicola (Luigi Lo Cascio and Matteo Carti (Alessio Boni) between 1966 and the early 2000s. Despite being polar opposites -- Nicola is a free spirited, romantic psychiatrist; Matteo is an angst-ridden idealist and member of the Italian police force -- the brothers stay connected throughout their lives, raising families, including their long periods of separation from each other. It's a magnificent epic.