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The Price of Nonna's Inheritance (2024)

The Price of Nonna's Inheritance (2024)

An oddly exciting, comforting murder plot

6.0

Movie

Italy
Italian
Comedy
2024
GIOVANNI BOGNETTI
Angela Finocchiaro, Antonino Bruschetta, Christian De Sica
90 min

TLDR

Murder for the whole family, by the whole family.

What it's about

When a rich grandmother falls for a suspicious man, her daughter’s family unites to protect her at all costs.

The take

This film lays its foundation nicely: it’s got slapstick romance and an absurdly wholesome motivation, and juxtaposes it with a murder plot, telling you right away the kind of movie you’re going to get. Its mystery aspect is intertwined with comedy, and its comedy stems from an avoidance of direct confrontation, while being so casual with death. The combinations give the movie an exciting and comforting feeling, even with the awkward wrinkles and vaguely ominous pop of red and warm colors throughout. Still, it suffers from a lot of uneventful fluff and underwhelming payoffs. It's a good thing it's funny, then.

What stands out

“I’ve always liked rich women, but not for their money. It’s because they’re happier than the ones with no money at all. Yeah, happiness is hot.”

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