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Crazy couples, crazy story

Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio
28 September 2004

Sandra (Carol Alt) has a rousing fight with her Italian husband, Paolo, and kicks him out of the house. They divorce. She seeks solace in the arms of a fellow doctor named Marcello while Paolo becomes involved with an accomplished pool player named Lisa (Brigitte Nielsen). Yet, time and again, even on vacation, Sandra and Paolo find they are still attracted to one another. The fighting continues, however. What's a couple to do?

This is one mixed-up movie. The plot is an indescribable slapdash concoction where Sandra and Paolo fight and make-up till the cows come home.

Of course, Alt and Nielsen are lovely to look at and the male leads are equally attractive. But, alas, the movie can hardly succeed on looks alone. Or can it? For those individuals who make a habit of searching for unknown romance films or for those who merely like to see beautiful people on the screen, this one is for you!

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Horrible plot and acting, but good eye candy

3/10
Author: Yourfriendan from United States
27 March 2012

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Two very attractive and sexy women as well as a great soundtrack are the only things that make this god awful piece of crap watchable.

The plot is really stupid and boring as it involves Sandra (Alt) and Paolo (Barbareschi) who get divorced. Sandra begins a romance with a fellow doctor (Connery), while Paolo hooks up with a professional pool player (Nielsen). Sandra and Paolo find they are still attracted to one another and try to hook their lovers up with each other while simultaneously seeing them themselves and it just goes back and forth as they spend the entire movie going back and forth between lovers and in the end, nothing is really settled.

Basically it's an hour and a half of lover swapping between two Italian guys and two really hot women. The acting is terrible, half the time you can't make out what's being said, and there's just very little good to say about it other than a couple of really great 80's songs are in there and of course the two very attractive female leads. But if your're looking for a reason to watch this movie, I really can't give you one.

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A bit too true to life

6/10
Author: w_jaredbrookes from Canada
26 July 2010

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Where to begin.

Well, even though I've checked the "contains spoilers" box, I'm mentioning it here, too. THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS.

The plot is pretty convoluted, and takes place over around four years.

Essentially, there's a dodgy guy named Paolo who is a bit like a child who lies and manipulates to get what he wants. He's going through a divorce with the gullible Sandra.

Then there's Marcello -- the man of integrity. You can guess what happens to him.

Finally, there's Lisa (the quintessential blond 80s New Wave femme fatale). She's the girl that Paolo hooks up with after Sandra rightly kicks him out in the beginning.

After awhile, it's almost painful to watch how Paolo lays on the lies to Sandra. The most painful part is how she believes it again and again. Logic just doesn't apply. But, how often does logic apply in love (although you'd think she'd wise up). Eventually, Paolo's B.S. routine gets to be almost as over-the-top as a Peter Sellers monologue. It becomes sickly comical.

Just when you start to think that the writer is casting women as gullible fools, Lisa proves to be the opposite. She doesn't put up with any crap, and has a short (yet satisfying) scene near the end of the film.

I found this film to be disturbing, in the sense that it is very accurate to the way many people manipulate and are susceptible to manipulation in relationships.

So, if you want to see some eye-candy, and beat your head against the wall each time Sandra buys what Paolo sells, check this film out.

And as far as gaffes go, there's a scene at the hospital between Sandra and Marcello, in which it appears that the lines for Sandra's speech contain a quickly covered error. Was it to make the characters more 'real' or was it a lack of time in the shooting / editing process -- you decide.

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