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Every Time You Go Away

The potentially alluring provincial world of Italian ballroom dancing fails to waltz to life in "Every Time You Go Away." Jumbled romantic comedy takes its cue from "Strictly Ballroom," but, unlike that Aussie charmer, hasn't worked out its moves. Pic looks set to stumble at local wickets, where it opened April 23, and unlikely to travel, except perhaps into some tube slots.

With:
With: Fabio De Luigi, Cecilia Dazzi, Rolando Ravello, Giorgio Colangeli, Franco Mescolini, Bruno Corazzari, Giampiero Bartolini, Raoul Casadei.

The potentially alluring provincial world of Italian ballroom dancing fails to waltz to life in “Every Time You Go Away.” Jumbled romantic comedy takes its cue from “Strictly Ballroom,” but, unlike that Aussie charmer, hasn’t worked out its moves. Pic looks set to stumble at local wickets, where it opened April 23, and unlikely to travel, except perhaps into some tube slots.

Promising premise has rising TV comic Fabio De Luigi play an endearingly klutzy small-town crooner of folk dance music called “liscio” (loosely translatable as “smooth”) that’s indigenous to his native Romagna region. Pic timidly tries out some surreal comedy steps, but then retreats into trite TV-style tricks, with rare moments in which the paired protags find their footing. Film is marred by muddled writing, lackluster direction — by newcomer Davide Cocchi — and sub-par production values. De Luigi, who conceived the movie and also co-penned the script, occasionally shines in scenes opposite co-star Cecilia Dazzi, indicating he could become a bone-fide movie actor in the future.

Every Time You Go Away

Italy

Production: A Fandango release of a Fandango production, in association with Medusa Film. Produced by Domenico Procacci. Directed by Davide Cocchi. Screenplay, Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia, Fabio De Luigi, Cocchi.

Crew: Camera (color, widescreen), Patrizio Patrizi; editor, Paolo Marzoni; music, Andrea Guerra; production designer, Eugenia Di Napoli; costume designer, Roberta Pontiggia. Reviewed at Cinema Adriano, Rome, April 19, 2004. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: With: Fabio De Luigi, Cecilia Dazzi, Rolando Ravello, Giorgio Colangeli, Franco Mescolini, Bruno Corazzari, Giampiero Bartolini, Raoul Casadei.

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