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A powerful Italian married deputy, while trying to make a new law about family, is afraid his hidden relationship with a young starlet will be discovered...
First of all we must consider this film is out at Christmas and which kind of films he has to fight against at box office. Here in Italy Christmas sees the flourishing of gag movies with no plot like "Christmas in XXX" (exchange XXX with New York, India or Egypt) and other lousy movies as the new "Olé". From this point of view "Commediasexi" is a good try to film a movie with good actors (Sergio Rubini above all) and interesting newcomers, like the "survivor-star" Elena Santarelli and the TV host Paolo Bonolis (who recalls the tics and voice of Italian comedy's master Alberto Sordi). The story is about the "moderate" deputy Bonfili (Paolo Bonolis)who is writing a new law about the family. He has a lovely wife (Stefania Rocca)and two children. His loyal chauffeur Mariano helps him trying to keep his relationship with a TV starlet (Elena Santarelli) secret. But how much can the deputy ask Mariano, to avoid a scandal? And if you get caught cheating, how will the people around you react? The answers aren't easy at all... D'Alatri (after the convincing "Casomai" with Stefania Rocca) does a good work, but the movie fails with a mediocre rhythm and an inconsistent plot, that leaves in the audience just the memory of good actors (Margherita Buy, Sergio Rubini and an enjoyable little role by Michele Placido) and a smile sometimes. The best scene involves Michele Placido and Stefania Rocca: the former mime a sexual act...filling a chicken with the stuffing, before putting it in the oven, and talking at the phone with the latter, who is in a french restaurant of "nouvelle cuisine" with his husband complaining about bad food. It's miles above the "cine-panettoni" we usually deal with at Christmas, but if you want to know what D'Alatri can do, go with "Casomai" and enjoy. What we have here is a a decent movie, but nothing more...
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