This is the story of 3 friends, destined to lose and find each other over and over again. More importantly, this is the (true) story of a film theatre in Florence, The Universale, which was... See full summary »
Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz,
Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and ... See full summary »
Silvio, sedici anni, sembra più interessato alle ragazze che alla politica e, quando il liceo che frequenta viene occupato, cerca di cogliere l'occasione giusta per trovare l'anima gemella.... See full summary »
Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.
As in the more than 10 years older "Come te nessuno mai" and "L'ultimo bacio" the beauty, hunger, clumsiness, frailty and naivety of youth become the stars. This is an irrelevant story with the main scope of trying to evoke our own best memories of a special summer. And in this sense it is successful: energy, curiosity, erotic tension, recklessness are all delivered.
This said, the movie is quite volatile: highs and lows alternate with a worrying pace. You find yourself in a beautiful dream and in 5 seconds everything becomes the nightmare of a commercial of the worst detergent on the market. Indeed - unfortunately - some scenes are astonishingly bad. Nonetheless the highs deserves a plus: so I'm going with a 10 here (even if it deserves a 6 at best: no way the average is below 6 already...).
Contextually: the movie reminds me of "Y tu mama tambien" (with all due respect: Cuaron's movie is much better imo): if you loved it and feel like having a "deja vu" you should give it a try.
Mostly great music choices, quality photography and a fascinating (and extremely good) female lead actress.
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