2 user 8 critic

Buoni a nulla (2014)



Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio
Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Alfonso Santagata
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio
Stars: Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Naples, Italy, 1970. The story of an "expanded" family trying to overcome daily affairs.

Director: Luciano De Crescenzo
Stars: Renato Scarpa, Tommaso Bianco, Giovanni Attanasio
Il pap'occhio (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Renzo Arbore has a vision of Don Gabriel, who came to bring an Annunciation by the Vatican: the Pope has decided to hire him for the nascent Vatican state television.

Director: Renzo Arbore
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Renzo Arbore, Diego Abatantuono
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Giuliano and Tommaso have been friends for over thirty years and now the four most difficult days of their friendship await them.

Director: Simone Spada
Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Anna Ferzetti
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Nancy Brilli, Christian De Sica
Troppo forte (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Oscar is a roman guy who dreams to become an actor o a stuntman. Oscar staged an accident to contact a manufacturer and he injures Nancy a young actress. Oscar remedy the damage by hosting the girl to his home.

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Alberto Sordi, Stella Hall
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.

Director: Mario Mattoli
Stars: Totò, Sophia Loren, Enzo Turco
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During her visit to a prison to do the nails to an old lady and former head of a criminal clan, a broke beautician is the recipient of the last words of the dying lady whispering the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Mazzacurati
Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ragonese, Giuseppe Battiston
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro
Courted (2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Michel Racine is a feared president of Assize Court, as strict with himself as with others. Everything changes when he meets again Ditte when she's selected as a juror in a criminal trial over which he presides.

Director: Christian Vincent
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier
Director: Gianni Di Gregorio
Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Giorgio Colangeli, Ennio Fantastichini


Credited cast:
Gianni Di Gregorio ... Gianni
Marco Marzocca ... Marco
Valentina Lodovini ... Cinzia
Daniela Giordano Daniela Giordano ... Marta
Gianfelice Imparato ... Christian
Marco Messeri ... Raffaele
Camilla Filippi ... Camilla
Anna Bonaiuto ... Direttrice
Michele Di Mauro Michele Di Mauro
Valentina Gebbia Valentina Gebbia ... Ex moglie
Giovanna Cau
Ugo Gregoretti ... Generale
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Chiesa Barbara Chiesa
Jean Michel Danquin Jean Michel Danquin
Andrea Davì Andrea Davì


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »






Release Date:

23 October 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bons à rien See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa # 108839 delivered on 24-9-2014. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Light, charming, entertaining
21 December 2017 | by nmegaheySee all my reviews

Gianni Di Gregorio's films are a bit of an acquired taste, a bit like Woody Allen on Prozac. To some, it might be like watching an embarrassing grandfather trying to be funny and romantic, but there is an undeniable charm to his work and an audience for refreshingly undemanding light-hearted comedies.

In Buoni a Nulla (Good for Nothing), life is getting Gianni down. With just days to go before his retirement, he has his working age extended by three years and is sent to work them inconveniently out of town at his firm's head office. Worse than that, they actually expect him to work and know his way around a spreadsheet, when even turning on a PC is a bit of a challenge. But it's not just work; his ex-wife and family are on his back to move out of his apartment, he's constantly harassed by an old busybody neighbour, and even crossing the road or taking a shortcut down an alley seems to be a frustrating business.

Gianni's.dentist/doctor advises him to take a firmer stand for the good of his health, and all it takes are a few naughty schoolboy pranks and learning when to say no, and Gianni feels so much better. There's even the promise of romance and rumba dancing with Marta, the sister of Marco, a colleague at work. Marco is someone else who could benefit from some 'no' therapy, his good nature exploited by his boss, his co-workers and by the attractive colleague Cinzia, who has a way of passing her work off for Marco to do for her while she has to run to look after his ailing mother.

Following Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto) and The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne), Buoni a Nulla is the third film in what can loosely be described as the Gianni trilogy. None of Gianni di Gregorio's films are going to set the world alight, but like his character Gianni himself, but at least he's making the effort to try to make things a little bit better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed