Colin Firth. Amanda Bynes’ dad in What a Girl Wants, the hopeless writer in Love Actually, the stuttering king of England in The Kind’s Speech, and of course – and maybe most importantly- Mr. Darcy (yes, in both the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones’s Diary). Need I say much more? Colin Firth is one of those actors, for me, that will draw me to any movie to see it. That’s what happened with A Summer in Genoa.
The movie follows Joe (Firth) who moves with his two daughters to Genoa after his wife dies. He becomes a professor at the university there, and puts his older daughter in charge of the younger one often. Through tests of family and trust, the family learns to live on after death. The movie had its moments where I felt like fast-forwarding a bit, but in the end, it proved to be a sweet and touching movie. Great for a rainy day with a box of tissues.