I'm not exactly sure what was going on in this Italian movie, because I
watched it without sub-titles. If I understood the plot (which is not likely),
the lead actor dumped a devoted, successful, and beautiful woman (Monica
Bellucci) because he wasn't really in love with her. Sigh. I guess he was just
holding out for true love! If so, he seems to have miscalculated, because when
he did fall in love, she dumped him, leaving him without love and without the
consolation prize of hot, sweaty sex with Monica Bellucci.
If that's really what happened (and, again, I would not bet on it), then this
is yet another chick-flick written by a woman in which the male characters
behave like women. As all guys know, it is insane to ditch a spectacularly
beautiful woman who is totally in love with you. The proper way to end the
relationship is to use her as a sex toy four times a day, subjecting her to
every known perverted sex act, and even some unknown ones, until SHE breaks up
with you. That way there's no guilt, and plenty of fun along the way.
And if she never takes the bait and refuses to break up with you? Oh, you
poor dear. I pity you, having to engage with Monica Bellucci in every possible
sex act four times a day until you die. What can I say? You'll never find your
true love. Oh, life is harsh.
All joking aside, the sensitive melodrama was written and directed by Maria
Tognazzi, daughter of the legendary character actor, Ugo Tognazzi. It was filmed
in and around Turin. I once wanted to retire in Italy, and I again want to move
to Italy after seeing how gorgeous and interesting it looks in this flick.
here is an English-language review if you care what really happened. As for
me, I only watched it to see Monica Bellucci topless.