For Roseanna

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For Roseanna ★★½ Roseanna's Grave 1996 (PG-13)

Romantic comedy (despite the subject matter) about Marcello (Reno), the owner of a trattoria in an Italian village and his ailing wife Cecilia (Ruehl), whose dream is to be buried next to their daughter in one of the three remaining plots in their ancient local cemetery. Marcello goes to great lengths to ensure the health of the town's more at-risk citizens to save his wife's spot. Pleasant enough comedy boasts a fine job by an excellent cast, and the Italian scenery is beautiful. Overlooked at the time of its theatrical release, but worth a look for the sentimentally inclined. 99m/C VHS, DVD . Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker, Mark Frankel, Trevor Peacock, Fay Ripley, Giuseppe Cederna, Luigi Diberti, Renato Scarpa, George Rossi, Roberto Della Casa, Romano Ghini; D: Paul Weiland; W: Saul Turteltaub; C: Henry Braham; M: Trevor Jones.