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Don't shoot! Don't shoot! I won't sing anymore, I promise!
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it's opera and with humour - that alone merits 7 stars
totally predictable and really cheap movie in every way but one and that's opera. lovely opera, lovely arias and everything else becomes lovely that would otherwise stink. some genuinely good jokes, however, which merits another 2 stars.
lovely scenery, lovely italy, lovely....further enforces the extra 2 stars.
And then we have Rodney Dangerfield, who seems to be unable to do anything wrong. That man has funny-bones for sure.
The story here is ridiculous but who cares? For anyone who hates opera this film is a disaster but for us opera-lovers or, should I say "aria-lovers" (because a long opera with no good arias is some serious pain in the ... whatever).
The only bad film I've seen with Rodney Dangerfield so far is "The Godson" and that was with Dom DeLuise as well! Strange movie that one - everybody looked as if they would rather be sleeping.
Here everybody looks as if they would rather be in Italy and I do not blame them.
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