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Buoni a nulla (2014)

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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
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Italian

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23 October 2014 (Italy) See more »

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Bons à rien See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy

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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.


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