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Added by Aira on 20 May 2012 11:54
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Weird Translations... English to English

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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (237 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2.5
Gigli (2003)
C'mon... The most logical thing to do was using the original title: Gigli is the main character's last name and most of all is an Italian word! (It means "lilies"). But they weren't happy with this, so they changed it with:

Tough Love - Amore estremo

People who added this item 778 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 3.1 IMDB Rating 2.8
Date Movie (2006)

Hot Movie - Un film con il lubrificante (a film with lubricants)

People who added this item 342 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6
They even dare to use a kind of "internet slang". I'm speechless...

2 Young 4 Me - Un fidanzato per mamma (a boyfriend for mom)

People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Let Me In (2010)

Blood Story

People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.7
???

2035 - The mind jumper

People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

We want sex

People who added this item 506 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1

S(EX) List

People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4

I love movies

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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.1
Home Fries (1998)

Fast Food

People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.1

Big Gun

People who added this item 1549 Average listal rating (907 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9

Kiss me

People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
Hush (1998)

Obsession

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People who added this item 2851 Average listal rating (1711 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3

Pretty Princess

This "translation" is not even easy to remember for an Italian. So why? Why???

Destiny's Bride

People who added this item 1130 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4

I love Radio Rock

People who added this item 545 Average listal rating (364 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Joy Ride (2001)

Radio Killer

People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 4.6

This is Beat

People who added this item 732 Average listal rating (461 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

Mr. Hula Hoop

People who added this item 374 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Deception (2008)

Sex List - Omicidio a tre (threesome murder)

People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
Virtuosity (1995)

Virtuality

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Yellow 33

People who added this item 129 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
It's Alive (1974)

Baby Killer

People who added this item 1435 Average listal rating (879 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
The weird thing is they could use the Italian "Cenerentola" but prefered the English "Cinderella". I still don't understand why...

Cinderella - La leggenda di un amore (Legend of a love)

People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 3.1
Clementine (2004)

The Enemy

People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 3.2

Last Night - Morte nella notte (Death in the night)

People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Sex Drive (2008)

Sex Movie in 4D

People who added this item 1349 Average listal rating (905 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

American Trip

People who added this item 724 Average listal rating (473 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4

Maial College


Note: "Maial" is an anglicized version of the Italian word "maiale", that means "pig". It has a meaning like Piggy College
People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.9
A sequel has always the (horrible) tile of the first film

Maial College 2

People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.1
The Marksman (2005)

Nuclear Target

People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5

The Funeral

People who added this item 1006 Average listal rating (657 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4

Funeral Party

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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Crossroads (1986)
It has been suggested by Andygo. As he said, the original title refers to the song "Crossroads" of Robert Johnson. But in Italy it became

Mississipi Adventure

People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.5
Rough Magic (1995)

Miss Magic

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People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3

Love & Secrets

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People who added this item 566 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Away We Go (2009)

American Life

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People who added this item 518 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Haywire (2012)

Knockout - Resa dei conti (Reckoning)

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Title translations may be necessary in some cases, but sometimes I wonder what the hell went on translator's mind making such horrible and ridiculos choices.
These are Italian titles.
Note: some translations in English are literal, so they could make no much sense.

This is about the bizzare habit of translating English titles with other English titles.


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