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.


Paolo Genovese


Filippo Bologna (screenplay), Paolo Costella (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Giuseppe Battiston ... Peppe
Anna Foglietta ... Carlotta
Marco Giallini ... Rocco
Edoardo Leo Edoardo Leo ... Cosimo
Valerio Mastandrea ... Lele
Alba Rohrwacher ... Bianca
Kasia Smutniak ... Eva
Benedetta Porcaroli ... Sofia
Elisabetta De Palo Elisabetta De Palo ... Nonna
Tommaso Tatafiore Tommaso Tatafiore ... Bruno
Noemi Pagotto Noemi Pagotto ... Rosa


On a warm summer evening, the loving couple of Rocco, a plastic surgeon, and Eva, a therapist, are expecting their good friends to share a pleasant gathering over dinner. Everything is in order: The first course is ready; the roast is in the oven; the table is set, and without a doubt, this is going to be a meeting of true friends. Before long, the group begins the feast; however, in this nice but somewhat ordinary dinner, there is certainly something missing. Perhaps, if everyone placed their mobile phones on the table--and like a dangerous Russian roulette shared whatever arrived (texts, WhatsApp messages, and calls)--it would spice things up. Clearly, this uncommon truth-or-dare game has no point among honest companions who share everything with each other; nevertheless, when the phones start ringing, who will be the one with the sweatiest palms? Written by Nick Riganas

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finally a comedy in the true sense of the word
9 March 2016 | by CineRastaSee all my reviews

Delighted to see that Italian cinema occasionally is still capable of turning out good movies, great cast composed of very different actors with each other but at the same time linked by a wonderful alchemy. Also good script, a film like this to be level must have been accurately written, especially if the characters have to interact with each other in the same room for the duration of the event. In the past Paolo Genovese, often in addition to directing he also wrote the script as in this case (assisted by Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini and Rolando Ravello), he had tried to create something where something really remain "in the pocket" to the viewer , without ever succeeding in my opinion. He laughs a lot and it also reflects, are tackled very difficult issues without falling into banality and remarkable interpretations are offered. The finish is one of the strong points of the film, launched the message is very clear and stimulates the viewer's mind to set himself up as judge, or to make "mea culpa".

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11 February 2016 (Italy) See more »

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Perfect Strangers See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy


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