I'm very glad we watched this film in creative writing. At the end, when all the lights came on, everyone in that room showed that they were moved by the film. My friend Rob said, "That was a great movie, and I never would have seen it if I hadn't had this class." I was really glad at least one person, and probably more of them, were opened to a new experience, if not foreign film in general. The reason the class almost didn't watch it was because it had subtitles. I can't possibly imagine watching "The Never-Ending Story" over this.
Life is Beautiful had the strength of character as a film to make you both laugh and cry, and yet, stay true to itself. I am a harsh movie critic, and I was thouroughly impressed. See this film. Please.