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Acqua e sapone (1983)

 -  Comedy  -  18 October 1985 (USA)
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An Italian-born actress turned stage mother brings her daughter Sandy to Rome for three months' work as a supermodel. Sandy, who's between "soap and water" and womanhood, needs a tutor. Mom... See full summary »

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Rolando Ferrazza
Natasha Hovey ...
Sandy Walsh
Glenn Saxson ...
Ted
Elena Fabrizi ...
Sora Ines (Rolando's grandmother)
Fabrizio Bracconeri ...
Enzo
Michele Mirabella ...
Guidi
Philip Dallas ...
Father Spinetti
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Wilma Walsh, Sandy's mother
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Announcer
Anna Maria Torniai ...
Lucia, sor Gino's widow
Jimmy il Fenomeno ...
sor Pasquale
Maurizio Romoli
Guido Mariotti
Alvaro Gradella
Alberto Canepa
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An Italian-born actress turned stage mother brings her daughter Sandy to Rome for three months' work as a supermodel. Sandy, who's between "soap and water" and womanhood, needs a tutor. Mom wants scholarly Father Spinelli, but when she calls his school, she reaches Rolando, a janitor who longs to teach. He's broke, so robed as a priest, he shows up to take the job. He's a terrific teacher, but Sandy soon realizes he's not Spinelli and will keep quiet only if he'll take her out under the guise of study. When mom meets the real Spinelli and sacks the child-like Rolando, Sandy sulks; then she figures out how to act on her feelings for Rolando and on her emerging maturity. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Good effort, slow in places
18 April 2007 | by (Long Island, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

This film was featured in a presentation of movies about "fashion" but it touches very lightly on the fashion business.

The proverb is "A cat can look at a king," in this case, an ordinary guy can look at a beauty. The exposition takes too long in some places, the ending is conventional. A person I saw the film with told me the English subtitles did not adequately translate the Italian dialogue. Once I realized the film was made in 1983 I understood why sometimes the plot seemed so "old."

For me, learning that "soap and water" means "a woman who knows her way around" did not illuminate the story. What I did enjoy was the Italian grandmother and her relationship with her grandson - he thinks he is fooling her, but she knows what is really going on every minute!


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