Friday, December 7, 2012


2nd MOVIEMOV: Italian Cinema Now
Greenbelt 3, Cinema 5

This comedy tells the story of 3 guys down on their luck in terms of their occupations as well as their personal lives who reluctantly decide to share a run down apartment. The 3 guys have very different personalities and habits, yet they are bonded by common problems like alimony, child support payments amidst harsh economic times. 

Most of the laughs arise from the dire situations these guys face on a daily basis.  Trying to make ends meet is difficult enough, they need to deal with the eccentricities of each other in a very cramped apartment.

The talented ensemble cast do their best to convey the difficulties faced by each character.  Although there were times in the story where too many side plots veered away from the essence of the film.   The main core of this comedy is love for family as best exemplified by how these guys expressions change whenever they talked about their children.

A good comedy that doesn't seek to resolve nor judge its characters based on the choices/decisions they make in life. It simply presents a valid portrayal of daily life through the eyes of 3 ordinary guys who just want to make the world a better place to live for their family.  

Although there is the customary and predictable feel good ending to tie up all the loose ends, somehow I left the cinema with a smile on my face after watching this heartwarming Italian film.

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