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Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Written by
To my opinion the movie shows a great work done by the director , actors and also a great soundtrack, but it lacks a purpose. After watching so many beautiful parts of life, parties, music, love, belief I was not getting the point of why certain elements had to be on the movie. It looks like many elements are inserted there only for the reason of appearing beautiful under a certain light and with a certain music on the background and that's it. I would like to mention here the Chekhov's gun principle that goes more or less like : "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there." . To me this movie has a lot of pistols hanging on walls and very few of them are fired.
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