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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Angry chef finds peace in Italy; language.

Movie NR 2022 93 minutes

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As another addition to the growing genre of movies about ill-tempered chefs, Toscana offers something lyrical and eloquent in what is left unsaid. It isn't clear if all the unfilled blank spaces left in this movie are artful and deliberate or just happenstance. And that unanswered question rises during the movie's duller moments. Perhaps it's genius to allow us to fill in so many unknowns ourselves, or perhaps no one working on the film could come up with the words or actions that could make everything more explicit but also equally moving.

How does the story end? We really don't know. Why does the chef abandon his fancy big-city Danish restaurant for overgrown acreage in Tuscany? We don't know that for certain, either. What we do know is that Theo seems happier, more open, more encouraging to his protégés, and generally kinder and more comfortable in his own skin. That can't be a bad thing.

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