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Ok, it's already weird, but it's a verse of "Eloisa to Abelard" by Alexander Pope. I guess the Italian translation of this poetry was too "cultural", so they chose a simple (and horrible) title explaining the plot:

Se mi lasci ti cancello

If you leave me I erase you

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Se ti investo mi sposi?

If I run you over will you marry me?


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Runaway Bride (1999)

Se scappi ti sposo

If you run away I marry you


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Se scappi ti trovo

If you run away I find you

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Time Share (2000)

Se cucini ti sposo

If you cook I marry you

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Honky Tonk (1941)
Mmh... I don't know if men would like this one...

Se mi vuoi sposami

If you want me marry me

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Se mi guardi mi sciolgo

If you look at me I melt

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It's all about love

Some words are more attractive than others. And the most attractive word is surely "love"
This is one of the worst title translations. It gives the wrong idea of two people meeting by chance and fall in love, while the most important thing in this story is time circularity.

Un amore all'improvviso

A love on a sudden


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Larry Crowne (2011)
I think they liked the title above so much to copy it for a new movie. In fact, they only changed the article from indefinite to definite. This is pathetic.

L'amore all'improvviso

The love on a sudden


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I don't like this. They didn't care at all about Cash song "I walk the line" and its meaning, and chose:

Quando l'amore brucia l'anima

When love burns your soul

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La fontana dell'amore

The love fountain

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Tutta colpa dell'amore

It's all love's fault

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Amore in sciopero

Love on strike

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Un amore a 5 stelle

A 5-star Love


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In amore niente regole

No rules in love


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Noel (2004)

Un amore sotto l'albero

A love under the (Christmas) tree


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Un amore tutto suo

A love that's all her

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La voce dell'amore

Love's voice

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Appuntamento con l'amore

Date with Love

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L'amore in gioco

Love into play

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Fantasma per amore

Ghost for love

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Parole d'amore

Love words

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Paura d'amare

Afraid to love

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Una strada, un amore

One street, one love

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Family portraits

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Mamma, ho perso l'aereo

Mom, I missed the plane


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Mamma, ho preso il morbillo

Mom, I got the measles


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French original title: Le distrait

Che carriera che si fa con l'aiuto di mammà!

What a career advancing with mom's help!

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French original title: L'événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la lune
(the most important event since man walked on the moon)

Niente di grave, suo marito è incinto

Nothing serious, your husband is pregnant

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Papà, sei una frana!

Dad, you're hopeless!


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Era mio padre

He was my father


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Avanti! (1972)

Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre?

What happened between my father and your mother?

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Ma papà ti manda sola?

But your daddy send you alone?

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Due padri di troppo

Two fathers too many


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Il mondo è pieno di papà

The world is full of dads

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Quando la moglie è in vacanza

When the wife is on vacation

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La moglie del soldato

The soldier's wife

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Don't!

Just a warning...

Non aprite quella porta

Don't open that door


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Non entrate in quella casa

Don't enter that house

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Don't worry if it doesn't make any sense in English.
It doesn't in Italian too.

Non guardarmi: non ti sento

Don't look at me: I can't hear you

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Non giocate con il catcus

Don't play with the cactus


Note: in Italian, cactus is used sometimes as a euphemism for a certain part of a man's body...
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Per piacere... non salvarmi più la vita

Please... don't save my life anymore

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Per favore, non toccate le vecchiette

Please, don't touch the old ladies

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Io non credo a nessuno

I don't believe in anybody

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Non rubare... se non è strettamente necessario

Don't steal... if it's not strictly necessary

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Non violentate Jennifer

Don't rape Jennifer

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Non mi scaricare

Don't dump me

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The more people, the better!

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The Switch (2010)

Due cuori e una provetta

Two hearts and a test-tube

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Io e la vacca

Me and the cow


Note: in Italian "vacca" also means "wh*re"
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Fatti, strafatti e strafighe

(People) Got high, superhigh and superpus**es


Note: I hope my translation is not too vulgar but it's literal
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Lo sbirro, il boss e la bionda

The cop, the boss and the blonde

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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 one is divided into sections:
- If...
- It's all about love
- Family portraits
- Don't!
- The more people, the better!
- Casting a shadow



WEIRD TRANSLATIONS... ENGLISH TO ENGLISH

WEIRD TRANSLATIONS... MISCELLANEOUS

You'll find other translations in:
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MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS - TEEN YEARS

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