Ginger and Cinnamon

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"A summer of broken diets, nervous girls, sleeping bags, sex, and a little..."
  • NR
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.5  (945)

Ginger and Cinnamon is a romantic comedy from 2003, directed by Daniele Luchetti, which tells the story of a summer trip to the Greek island of Ios taken by two young Italian women: Stefania, played by Stefania Montorsi, and her 13-year-old niece, Martina, portrayed by Martina Merlino. The plot of the movie revolves around Stefania, a single and independent woman in her thirties who works as a tour operator and is struggling to find love. She agrees to take her teenage niece on holiday with her to Ios, hoping it will be an opportunity to bond with her and maybe meet her ideal man. However, her plans are soon disrupted by a series of unexpected events.

During their holiday, Stefania meets a handsome and charming local man named Giannis, played by Giampaolo Morelli, who owns a beach bar on the island. Giannis and Stefania soon become romantically involved, and their love story provides one of the main plotlines of the movie.

Meanwhile, Martina, who is desperate to become a woman and lose her virginity, sets her sights on a handsome French tourist named Achille, played by David Brandon. Achille is initially hesitant to become involved with Martina due to their age difference, but she manages to convince him to take her virginity. However, things don't go exactly as planned, and Martina soon realizes that she may have made a mistake.

As the plot unfolds, Stefania and Martina each navigate their own romantic entanglements while dealing with issues of trust, jealousy, and insecurity. The movie is infused with humor, with many scenes of comic relief provided by the supporting cast of characters, including Stefania's ex-boyfriend and her best friend, who is going through her own relationship woes.

Overall, Ginger and Cinnamon is a lighthearted and entertaining film that explores the themes of love, family, and self-discovery in a beautiful and idyllic setting. The chemistry between the actors is strong and believable, and the dialogue is witty and engaging. With its catchy soundtrack and picturesque cinematography, the movie is a great choice for anyone looking for a romantic comedy that is both fun and thought-provoking.

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    6.5  (945)