Delightful and funny, heart-warming and thought-provoking. A strange mix of absurd comedy and dark drama where the edges are just rough enough to suggest a deep darkness lurking under the busy surface. A high-wire act of tone that the movie pulls off beautifully. Strongly recommended.
What a delightful film! It made me sentimental for a country that I'm already living in. Bella Italia. The importance of finding companions in older age is presented so beautifully here. And he takes such care of the women, that we could all be taken care of so well as we age.
A beaut of a film, truly diving into the wonders of humility. The way in which Gianni cares for his mother touches your heart yet leaves you wondering when will he life a live that is a joy to reminisce, when will he find his great love, because it certainly was not Marina.
So a man, well into his middle age, writes, directs and stars in a movie that finds him cooking, cleaning and being a patient bellboy for a bunch of little old ladies. Must be a Roman thing. There's an uncomfortable amount of weird psychological layers of di Gregorio being revealed here.