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Made in Italy is a Comedy-Drama Starring Liam Neeson, his real-life son Micheál Richardson, Valeria Bilello and Lindsey Duncan and directed by James D’Arcy In his feature length Directorial Debut and released in select theatres and on Amazon Video In 2021.

When Jack Foster (Richardson) is approached by his wife Ruth who he is in the process of divorcing, she tells him that her family is selling the gallery that he manages. Jack offers to buy it from them by selling an old family home in Italy that he co-owns with his estranged artist father, Robert (Neeson). The pair travel to Tuscany to renovate the Villa and begin to reconnect and mend their own relationship.

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  • Disappeared Dad: Robert sent Jack away to boarding school after his wife/Jack’s mother died in a car accident because he wanted to protect Jack from any reminders of her.
  • Divorce Assets Conflict: The plot of the film is triggered by Jack’s wife (who he is currently divorcing) coming to the gallery to spitefully tell him that her parents are planning to sell it, forcing him to try and sell the Tuscany House in order to buy it off them, even after he has the money, she refuses to sell it to him.
  • Eccentric Artist: Robert is a mostly mild example.
  • Italy: The film take place in Tuscany, central Italy.
  • Scenery Porn: The film has plenty of shots of the beautiful Italian countryside.
  • Surprisingly-Similar Stories: This film and Like Father are both about a character and their estranged father travelling together to a beautiful location and repairing their relationship.
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