The film is a comedy portraying the cliche ways of thinking of the italian average society at the beginning of the 90s. It's splitted into 8 episodes. The first episode is called the "the ... See full summary »
Christian De Sica,
This is a truly despicable film -- trying to pass off as a sympathetic portrayal of four middle-aged gay friends, it is actually a throwback to the homophobic films of decades ago.
All four characters are shown as lonely, pathetic, predatory, misogynistic and incapable of sustaining an intimate long-term relationship -- but they laugh in the face of the sorry deck that life has dealt them.
The few faint attempts to vary from the negative stereotypes (e.g., one of the characters is a gay father) are weak and undeveloped.
See this film only to disprove the theory that films have come a long way since "The Boys in the Band."
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