"not see (or wish they had seen) any character growth by the lead roles.
Made in Italy is sort of like a romantic comedy without the comedy and with the romance in the background. In a rom-com, one of the two lovers has to make a grand gesture or sacrifice at the end. They don’t here, because the romance is a side story. Instead it becomes clear that either father or son will have to make a sacrifice or grand gesture before the credits run.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch Made in Italy"
"until the very end. Regarding the father-son relationship, their conversations are too superficial and generic (except for that last scene I already mentioned). There's even a moment where Jack gets drunk without explanation (in one cut he's fine, in the next one he's completely out of himself) and "attacks" his father. Where have I seen this before?!
In the end, Made in Italy has indeed an emotionally compelling father-son story that many viewers will surely connect with, but James D'Arcy's "