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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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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 784 Average listal rating (528 ratings) 3.1 IMDB Rating 2.8
Date Movie (2006)

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

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 955 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1

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 512 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1

S(EX) List

People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4

I love movies

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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 4.9 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 1554 Average listal rating (911 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9

Kiss me

People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
Hush (1998)

Obsession

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People who added this item 2862 Average listal rating (1720 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 1134 Average listal rating (746 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4

I love Radio Rock

People who added this item 547 Average listal rating (366 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 733 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

Mr. Hula Hoop

People who added this item 374 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1

Sex List - Omicidio a tre (threesome murder)

People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5

Virtuality

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Yellow 33

People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
It's Alive (1974)

Baby Killer

People who added this item 1434 Average listal rating (875 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 75 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 3.2

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

People who added this item 547 Average listal rating (402 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Sex Drive (2008)

Sex Movie in 4D

People who added this item 1354 Average listal rating (907 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

American Trip

People who added this item 731 Average listal rating (477 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 162 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 4.7 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 59 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5

The Funeral

People who added this item 1006 Average listal rating (656 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4

Funeral Party

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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (97 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 (18 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 5.5
Rough Magic (1995)

Miss Magic

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People who added this item 481 Average listal rating (263 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3

Love & Secrets

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People who added this item 569 Average listal rating (355 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.


WEIRD TRANSLATIONS... MISCELLANEOUS
WEIRD TRANSLATIONS...
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