Angelo Turetta

VERDICT: Penélope Cruz is a joy as a 1970s mother whose free spirit is frozen by her husband’s stereotyped insensitivity, yet other elements of Emanuele Crialese’s film, which is equally focused on the daughter’s certainty she was born the wrong gender, are less transcendent.

Whenever some old fogey whines “they don’t make movie stars like they used to,” just point the
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