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How Funny Can Sex Be? (1973)
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Domenico ("Signora sono le 8") / Cesaretto ("Due cuori e una baracca") / Enrico ("Non è mai troppo tardi") / Lello ("Viaggio di nozze") / Giansiro ("Torna piccina mia") / The Donor ("Lavoratore italiano all'estero") / Michele Maccò ("La vendetta") / Saturnino ("Un amore difficile") / Dottor Bianchi ("L'ospite")
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Madame Juliette ("Signora sono le 8") / Celestina ("Due cuori e una baracca") / Enrico's Wife ("Non è mai troppo tardi") / Grazia ("Viaggio di nozze") / Tamara ("Torna piccina mia") / The Nun ("Lavoratore italiano all'estero") / Donna Mimma Maccò ("La vendetta") / Tiziana ("L'ospite")
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Gilda / Cosimo ("Un amore difficile")
Duilio Del Prete ...
Vittorio ("L'ospite")
Paola Borboni ...
Esperia ("Non è mai troppo tardi")
Carla Mancini ...
Maid ("L'ospite")
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Don Alvaro Macaluso ("La vendetta")
Cinzia Romanazzi ...
Grazia's Friend ("Viaggio di nozze")
Franca Scagnetti ...
Grazia's Mother ("Viaggio di nozze")
Pippo Starnazza ...
Peppino ("Un amore difficile")
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HOW FUNNY CAN SEX BE? (Dino Risi, 1973) **1/2
30 June 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

One of the innumerable portmanteau films produced in Italy since the 1950s; many had been helmed by multiple directors and featured the most popular film stars of the time. Some other examples, however, were made by one director as a vehicle for a particular star's versatility (for instance, Nino Manfredi in Lina Wertmuller's LET'S TALK ABOUT MEN [1965]). This one, in fact, follows the latter trend and featured Giancarlo Giannini and Laura Antonelli in all (but one, in her case) nine segments. However, with the 70s, a lot of vulgarity had seeped into Italian comedy and, with a title like that, the film under review here certainly falls into this category - despite the respectable fare with which both Risi and Giannini were typically associated!

Anyway, quality varies a lot from one episode to the other: perhaps the best were Nos. 2 (concerning an overcrowded poor family, with the stars bursting into spontaneous insults every now and again), 3 (in which Giannini, married to the luscious Antonelli, actually prefers to offer sexual favors to old ladies!), 4 (Giannini is a playboy who's unstoppable in a mobile environment - trains, boats - but actually impotent in bed...so his wife proposes to use the elevator of their hotel, with tragic results!) and 8 (the longest segment and the one in which Antonelli doesn't appear, where a man goes to meet his brother - whom he hasn't seen in years - and falls for a transvestite hooker played by Alberto Lionello, with a surprising denouement). The other episodes aren't too bad, either (one, where Antonelli plays a nun[!], is spoken in gibberish and seems to have been inspired by A CLOCKWORK ORANGE [1971]) - but the repetition and, eventually, the film's considerable length becomes tiresome. Still, Armando Trovajoli's score (including its suggestive title track) is notable.


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