The Life Ahead [Video Review]

The Life Ahead [Video Review]
In the Mood for Loren: Ponti Resurrects an Icon in Reticent Remake

It’s been over a decade since iconic Italian actress Sophia Loren appeared in a narrative cinematic feature, last seen in a supporting role in Rob Marshall’s middling musical Nine (2009), and prior to this, the last theatrical release of Lina Wertmuller’s in Too Much Romance…It’s Time for Stuffed Peppers (2004). A television film based on her sister’s autobiographical portrait of Loren’s own rise to fame My House is Full of Mirrors (2010) and the short film “Human Voice,” one of my iterations of the famed Cocteau play directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, have been the Oscar winner’s only other film appearances in the 2000s, so it’s safe to surmise the third feature from her son Ponti, The Life Ahead, is a big deal for fans of the luminous star.…

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