From The Vine

6.01 h 34 min2020X-Ray16+
A downtrodden man experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. There he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.
Sean Cisterna
Joe PantolianoWendy CrewsonMarco Leonardi
English [CC]
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Paula BrancatiTony NardiTony NappoKevin HanchardFranco Lo Presti
Sean CisternaKen CancellaraKyle BornaisFrancesco PapaPaula Brancati
Samuel Goldwyn Films
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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Dan-utahReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Better as a Screensaver than a Movie
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I don't usually have time to leave a negative review for something like a movie, but this thing is so incredibly hacky and undercooked that I wanted to counter the inexplicable 5 star reviews. Hollywood pitch was clearly: late middle aged corporate attorney with unclear but somehow noble ethical standards rooted in unresolved Daddy issues with now dead corporate mentor goes "Under the Tuscan Sun" with added magical realism, clichéd quirky locals, utterly obvious plot that is just an Xmas tree away from the Hallmark Channel, and dialogue found on the floor of better writers' rooms. But, we all get to spend a month filming in the Italian countryside, so who cares if it's garbage? As long as we spring for a decent cinematographer, we can spend the budget on catering for the cast rather than a capable screenwriter.
I kept it on in the background for the visuals of the Italian countryside but turned off the volume. I suggest you do the same. If they'd remove the actors and dialogue, this movie would make a fine screensaver.
24 people found this helpful
ChristopheReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect for a warm, sunny, fall day.
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What a terrific movie: witty, nuanced, and the cinematography was refreshing. Great cast, too. Smiles and laughter and inspiring, too.
Always enjoyable to see a Canadian-European (Italian) film collaboration. Not over the top and no exploding heads or ridiculous political statements.
22 people found this helpful
cshReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
nothing to like except Italy
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sheer torture to watch, guy quits his great job, wife and miserable daughter complain, guy goes to Italy to vineyard property he inherited, abandoned house looks like a 5 star hotel after being empty for 20 plus years -amazing-
guy hires all town people to work on this farm and all goes splendidly, fantastic harvest, wine is great, gets big order all works out, wife and daughter in the meantime come to make him leave his amazing property after all, who wants a large vineyard in Italy with a mansion all in perfect condition ? apparently not the Canadians but in the end
they do because it all is so easy and profitable. And everything talks like a Pixar movie the vines the statues the whatever - moral of the story if you have sex in a wine vat everything will work out. Sorry for the terrible review but you got my money and a trip to Italy.
14 people found this helpful
susanReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Where are the subtitles?
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Unable to watch due to the lack of subtitles for the Italian dialogue. When I turned on the subtitles, only the English had subtitles, not the Italian. This issue needs to be fixed since a lot of the film was in Italian too. Unable to continue to watch the film.
15 people found this helpful
BillReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One Man’s Journey to Rediscover Himself
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Joe Pantoliano stars as Marco Gentile, a business executive who decides to leave the rat race behind and sets off for Italy to reconnect with his roots. Once there he sets out upon the not so straight-forward task of bringing his family’s shuttered winery back into operation. His wife and daughter (Wendy Crewson and Paula Brancati) arrive thinking Marko has lost it and with the intention of taking him home, but each experiences their own self-discovery and changes of heart. Another beautifully filmed feel good film from director Sean Cisterna. From the book Finding Marco by Kenneth Cancellara.
12 people found this helpful
SB Horse MomReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Description Misleading
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Never have I rented a movie that I was so displeased with! What the title/description did not make clear was that there is much fantasy involved in this film, and it is poorly done at that. NOT a story of a man reliving aspects of his childhood and attempting to bring renewal to the family homestead. Sarcasm about Canadians and singing grapevines were especially not appreciated.

Don’t bother if you are seeking a warmhearted but serious movie. This isn’t it.
7 people found this helpful
LBPReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A totally kinder and “gentile” Joe Pants!
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So who doesn’t love Joe Pantoliano? When I hear of a movie or TV series with him in it I have “certain expectations”. I like the street-wise “Soprano-ish” tough guy with the Brooklyn accent. This film was not that, it was a softer, more “Gentile” version of Joe Pants, and I liked it. Wise actors know, once “stereo-cast” it can be difficult to break out, Joe does this well in this warm, family centered Italian scenery laden film. While his character certainly carries the movie I can’t say much about the supporting cast. Not because of their abilities but the weak direction in the film. The musical score was nice but there is so much more beautiful Italian music out there that the director’s choices seemed too subtle. The film centers around an auto CEO-Lawyer that was forced to break a promise to his mentor, he resigns and returns to where he was born in Italy , he revises his Grandfather’s vineyard thus revising the town and its “kooky” inhabitants. Many warm funny scenes , but nothing really great. The most memorable line being “ Men and their epiphany “. While you are never quite certain if Mr. Gentile is having a mid life crises or the beginning of a psychosis. Statues wink at him and vines speak to him... the later poorly executed with cheeky special effects. It seems that if the director would have let Joe just take the scene in the field without the talking leaves it would allow the acting to progress. The ending has a few twists which make it fun. It’s a feel good movie .. but plot development could be improved. Yes I liked it and recommend it for the family and I hope to see Joe in more soft films to allow his character to take off.
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Albert M. RaymondReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Trite, contrived and poorly acted.
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I am a fan of Joe P. for sure, but he slept-walked his way thru this 3rd rate comedy. The plot lines, writing and dialogue were laughable. (Talking vines? Really?)

Only two things made it redeemable to any degree: the cinematography was first class - such beautiful images and settings in Italy. Second, the local Italian actors were very believable and genuine. Otherwise, save your money, and more importantly, time.
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