Puccini For Beginners

  |  Buy to Own: 22/10/2007
  |  82 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Maria Maggenti directs this romantic comedy, in which recently-singled New York writer and commitment-phobe Allegra Castiglione (Elizabeth Reaser) finds herself in two surprising and complicated relationships. Not long after her lesbian lover dumps her because she refuses to settle down and say 'I love you', Allegra is drowning her sorrows in a giant slice of Camembert when in walks Philip (Justin Kirk), a dapper Columbia professor who, against her better judgement, lights her fire. Kicking and screaming, she launches an affair with - heaven forbid - a man. Meanwhile, she falls into bed with the irresistibly gorgeous Grace (Gretchen Mol), a recently single straight woman, of all things. While juggling two romances that are both advancing way too quickly for comfort, Allegra lands in hot water - which boils over into an explosive and cathartic climax for all concerned.

Contains moderate sex and sex references
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