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Pinocchio (2019)

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Live-action adaptation of the classic story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who comes to life.

Director:

Matteo Garrone

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Carlo Collodi (novel), Matteo Garrone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Ielapi Federico Ielapi ... Pinocchio
Roberto Benigni ... Geppetto
Rocco Papaleo ... Gatto
Massimo Ceccherini ... Volpe
Marine Vacth ... Fata Turchina
Gigi Proietti ... Mangiafuoco
Alida Baldari Calabria Alida Baldari Calabria ... Fata Turchina bambina
Alessio Di Domenicantonio Alessio Di Domenicantonio ... Lucignolo
Maria Pia Timo Maria Pia Timo ... Lumaca
Davide Marotta Davide Marotta ... Grillo Parlante / Marionetta Pantalone
Paolo Graziosi ... Mastro Ciliegia
Massimiliano Gallo ... Corvo / Direttore del circo
Gianfranco Gallo Gianfranco Gallo ... Civetta
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Giudice gorilla
Enzo Vetrano Enzo Vetrano ... Maestro
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Live-action adaptation of the classic story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who comes to life.

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Rocco Papaleo (who plays the Cat here) already voiced Mangiafoco in 2012's Pinocchio animated version. See more »

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Version of Pinocchio (2008) See more »

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(Wooden) state of mind
18 March 2020 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

First of all, there is no doubt that this looks stunning. The effects are great, the cinematography is really good. And Roberto might come off annoying at the beginning when he keeps "begging" for money/work, but I would call that loveable.

If you see it otherwise, it won't become a decline later on, but you still won't find too many good things in the story ahead (again, visuals and music aside). Suspending your disbelief is one thing and quite necessary here. Something works fine at first but when the incoherent storytelling, that seems quite aimless or without a clear goal, throws cliches at you and is rather nasty without remorse, it really becomes a question of how much are you willing to take.

Now a wooden character does not have to have certain feelings necessarily and it's always nice to see a journey. The issue here is that while Pinocchio is mean and evil one minute, he sacrifices himself the next. This flip flopping may feel like unwarranted critique to some, but to others (especially if we're talking grown ups) will have problems to digest these things.

If you are watching this with kids or can be forgiving enough to oversee all these flaws and more, you will be able to enjoy it's great looking adventure. Just be aware of what is happening and what is not. And don't look for this to make much sense. It's episodic at best


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Release Date:

19 December 2019 (Italy) See more »

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EUR14,750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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