"Confessions of a Lady Cop" (or more literally "The
Policewoman Makes a Career") is sort of an Italian precursor to Police
Academy. It kicked off a threesome of Edwige Fenech slapstick comedies.
Fenech plays the
daughter of an apartment house doorman, but dreams of becoming a
policewoman. Her obvious charms do not go unnoticed, and she is
accepted to the police academy. While she had some misadventures at
the academy, her "talents" got her through graduation, and she
instantly came to the attention of the police commissioner. Her
first few assignments did not go well, but she ended up a hero while
remaining a virgin - barely.
The film is filled with recurring gags. The police commissioner has terrible
luck at office gadgets like a water fountain and a buzzer, while Fenech
likes to hit other cars with hers.
If you are an Edwige Fenech fan, you should see it because she is
in nearly every scene, sometimes topless, and
looking sexy even when dressed. Regrettably, the film is not available in English
or with English subtitles. The only available DVD has an Italian sound
track and the extremely redundant feature of Italian subtitles.
Of course, much of the humor is
visual and physical, so the language problem is not as bad as it could be,
would really like to see a dubbed, or at least a subtitled
version of this film. As it was, I enjoyed it even though I do not
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: