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To start, let me firstly inform you that I speak very little Italian. I'm an Australian exchange student staying with a family in Northern Italy (ha, I swear every second word I've heard within the entirety of Italy is 'cazzo'). Anyway, I attended this film with my host families son and couple of his friends. Despite speaking very little Italian I can confidently say that I understood this film completely and could understand fully what each character was communicating to each other through their tones and actions. I have to say that I found this film to really be nothing special as I have seen these situations in both American, European and Australian films before. I feel that although this film was a crowd pleaser (epspecially within the slapstick moments)it is essentially a one-in-a-million film and it will surely fade into obscurity. Of course it would be pointless of me to make a firm comment on the quality of the dialogue (considering I had nil understanding of it) but from gauging the cinema audiences' reactions as well as the characters' annotations it was easy enough to be able to guess that the comedy of this piece is more face deep then anything and that witty writing was not particular within this movie. Having said that I didn't find the movie boring despite a lack of comprehension of the dialogue and can honestly say there were enough visual sight gags to keep me entertained. It could be argued that my lack of understanding could be considered an advantage in some aspects as it allowed me to escape the inevitable cheesy patches of dialogue and jokes that I'm sure would have been present.
As I said before, while this film makes an ideal light comedy for teens and above, I didn't find this movie to be anything special or as anything that would be particularly remembered.
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