"Adelina" Few films feel this full of love. "The darling..." Sophia Loren is as deep as she is beautiful; A Hepburn-esque quality delivered with vivacious strength. "Deep" themes discussed in a bright mood. This film is proof you don't have to be dark to be taken seriously. Beautiful repeating diagonal lines with the character MS. This is like a fun version of the Three Colors trilogy... Sexy can be profound.
A nimble and energetic comedy from De Sica's post Neorealism, commedia all'italiana period, casts the luminous Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastoianni in 3 different comedic episodes. De Sica proves himself just as adept at wry humor as he is at gritty social commentary. Winner of the 1964 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Has there ever been a more beautiful screen goddess than Sophia Loren? Loren plays a trio of women from different walks of life in this wonderful film from De Sica that benefits from the obvious chemistry between Loren and Mastroianni. Iconic Oscar winner with may be the most famous strip tease ever filmed. Great scripting in all three tales especially the first and third. Over 50 years old and still steamy.
Enjoyable 60s Italian comedy built around the star presence of Sophia Loren and Marcello Matroianni, both in top form as usual. It's often more mildly amusing than really funny, with the first segment going a bit too far over the top, though the second and third are nice subtle satires. Not quite memorable enough to be a classic, but an entertaining couple of hours with two great stars.
A trinity of womanhood (and in some respects masculinity), the three stories deal with very different environments and personalities, but they connect with each other beautifully through sex and how it is used to different ends. Everyday life seeps through the stone facades of Italian cities, and the charming performances of Loren and Mastroianni stylishly capture the essence of their characters.