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The fact this comedy isn't more widely known annoys me
Fact: Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo should be more widely known, simply because they deserve to be. They are not only funny, but also make the kind of national humor that could be imported. Perhaps this one is their best, and definitely would have deserved an Oscar nomination. The fact they didn't get one is mostly because it was marketed badly, and no one really believed that these three guys actually would have been able to create such a funny but also deeply involving comedy.
There's more to this film than what meets the eye. Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo are three friends that are being exploited by their boss, who is also their father in law. Giacomo in fact is about to marry the last daughter available, because Aldo and Giovanni have already married the other two. Truth is that they have lost all their self confidence, and think that because they reached a certain age, they have to start a family and have a safe economic situation, even though this is making them deeply unhappy.
The ending is liberatingly hopeful. But it's the way from Milan to Gallipoli that will show them and make them think. Sprinkled by many witty comedic sketches, they never appear to be out of place and fit in perfectly with the movie. It seems that whenever these three are on a car together, they can create comedy magic. But somewhere in between, they even leave room for sighs of pity, and their characters are so likable that the film really flies through.
Please, spare an hour and a half to see this. You will want to see more from them, and you will not be disappointed. The rest of their resume involves witty comedy with a shocking and grotesque ending "Cosi' E' La Vita" (That's Life). A rom-com about misunderstanding and the never ending actor's dream "Chiedimi se sono Felice" (Ask If I'm Happy).
Please, oh, please, producers worldwide. Take some notice of Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo. Their films match the quality of charming American independent comedies as "Little miss Sunshine", "Juno" and "The Squid an the Whale". In fact, if you have seen these and liked them, watch Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo, and you will not be disappointed! WATCH FOR THE MOMENT...when Giovanni and Giacomo on the front seats pick out a song to listen to. Hilarious!
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