The movie finally has become actual. Hordes of old farts and critics have spent their time complaining it was a prophetic movie for their generation and finally it has become true since a decade more or less. It must have been fun for them pushing younger people down the cliff at the end.
The "jolt" at the end might not have been the factor that Dino Risi claims to have made this film so successful. But it is indeed a jolt and, as abrupt as it is, turns a sardonic road film into a contemplative portrait of what has been painted thus far. Like Alexander Payne said: "All great films must be seen over and over".
Dino Risi non mi delude mai:meraviglioso ritratto degli anni '60,con il suo boom economico,i cambiamenti sociali,la ricerca del benessere,le nuove speranze,la vita di chi si accontenta e di chi invece vuole strafare.è tutto perfetto,dalla colonna sonora,la scelta dei luoghi,la sceneggiatura,gli attori.Gassman monumentale,si stenta quasi a credere che stesse recitando.Bello bello bello.4,5*