It's a bit disturbing, but not as disturbing as I imagined it to be from the trailer. The trailer is pretty disturbing, so watch the trailer first, and then the movie will be fine if you were OK with the trailer... The story is not very good, just very bizarre. However, it contains some messages that are actually quite good. Although it's obviously exaggerated to provoque, the message could be applied to anyone who feels different. I assume the intention was to be thought-provoking, and I think it delivers in that sense.
Quite a beautiful story. It feels reals, without exaggerations. Not so happy about the ending, but it did feel real at least. I found it a bit annoying that all the characters (except for a couple of random old ladies) smoke and that they smoke in almost every scene (except sex scenes, I think). I get it, it's the 80s, and it's Italy... still, I found it a bit excessive.
I like how the characters switch between English, French, and Italian. There's also some German at some point. I thought it was pretty cool.
It's beautiful to see how a hard shell can start breaking, letting precious feeling leak through bit by bit.
My only problem with this movie was that I couldn't understand that Yorkshire accent. The Romanian was 100% clear, and the grandmother was OKeish, but father and son... perhaps just 60%. Luckily, they don't talk that much. Please focus on the expressions of all the characters. For instance, the father looks angry most of the time, so when he isn't, you feel you can see through him.
Anyway, go and see the movie!