Don't Move As the frowzy, needy other woman, Penélope Cruz chomps her gum and the scenery with equal ferocity. She's the brightest spot in Don't Move (a.k.a.,…
DVD Review

Don't Move

Details Genres: Drama, Foreign Language, Romance; With: Sergio Castellitto and Penelope Cruz; Distributor: Northern Arts Entertainment

As the frowzy, needy other woman, Penélope Cruz chomps her gum and the scenery with equal ferocity. She's the brightest spot in Don't Move (a.k.a., Non ti Muovere, a predictable sudser that paints women as sacrificial lambs and men as cads with guilty consciences.

EXTRAS Don't Move author Margaret Mazzantini's ''Reflections'' double as a flowery ode to husband Sergio Castellito, the film's star/coscreenwriter/director. She also embraces the ''diaphanous'' Cruz, who let her teeth yellow and armpit hair grow for the role. The actress reveals more of her methodology in screen-test excerpts, staring sullenly at the camera and learning to roll her Italian R's.

Originally posted Jul 05, 2006
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