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 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*
What an awesome find. A Road Movie Like No Other! Offers two of the most fascinating characters in cinematic history (Bruno and Roberto). Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant were outstanding in their once-in-lifetime roles. This is Italian cinema at its peak best and missing this movie is nothing short of a crime. Highly Recommended!
Hysterical satire with wonderful dialogue and two excellent performances, Trintignant is a quiet and absent minded youngster, and Gassman is his mischievous, older but less mature counterpart, they meet one morning, take a country ride and enjoy the best weekend of their lives. Dino Risi's masterpiece.