Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

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Piero 'Il Patata' Ruffolo
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Federica
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Angelo Bernabucci ...
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Lino Santolamazza
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Federica, mantenuta di lusso, riunisce nella sua villa al mare, dopo quindici anni dalla licenza liceale, un folto gruppo di ex-compagni di scuola: Maria Rita, single e psicologa; Gloria, ragazza madre; Valeria, giornalista ; Gioia, sterile e un po' fuori di testa; Jolanda, petulante zitella; Margherita, insoddisfatta moglie di un gelosissimo carabiniere; Francesco, imbellito ma insoddisfatto; Fabris, il bello della classe, peggiorato fisicamente e persino calvo; Luca, ex-marito di Valeria, vignettista satirico; Bruno, cantante fallito; Attemi, videomane; Armando, eterno bambinone; Gino, magistrato finto paralitico; Mauro, squallido politicante; Ottavio, insopportabile sapientone; Finocchiaro, burino macellaio; Piero "il Patata", estroverso professore di liceo, afflitto da una moglie volgare ed ingenuamente innamorato della sua allieva Cristina. Dal pomeriggio all'alba successiva, l'incontro rivela le illusioni, le nevrosi ed i fallimenti di una generazione piena di problemi. Alla ... Written by rosebud6

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a snapshot of life as it really is
25 September 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Carlo Verdone is not only prolific, but he also shows a deep understanding of what makes (Italian) people tick. The fact that he usually has a less than flattering role in his own films shows that he includes himself in any criticism of people in Italian society ... Fifteen years after graduating from the "liceo" a bunch of still youngish people get together for a reunion, and one of the film's endearing qualities is the way it scratches away at the surface to reveal what they have become - that is, not always the successful citizens they may seem to be. You should take the time to watch this film at one sitting, in order to be swept along, like the participants, by the developments at this somewhat unlikely and, for some of them, nightmarish party. In my opinion an excellent effort by a writer/director who deserves more recognition, especially outside his native Italy, and a film which was a great way to spend an evening.


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