Friday, 13 October 2017

Film No. 72 (2017) Troppo Napoletano (From Naples With Love) October 9th.

Film No. 72 (2017) October 9th.  9.30 AM  LUNA Paradiso, Northbridge.

"He's not mentally ill. He's a boy from Napoletano!" (Gennaro's psychologist gives a quick prognosis to Serena and her extended, very extended, family).

An extremely entertaining example of big screen Italian family fun. Troppo does everything that has been done before when it comes to juvenile matchmaking of the parental variety and then some. The cast, the coastline, the colour (and the cast again) make this a celebration of mad cap European Cinema. The back story behind Gennaro's move into teenhood as an outsider is the glue which secures the narrative but it's the chemistry that comes from having Serena Rossi as his mom which gives the film a stamp of class. Rossi's Spanish Lady dance is a show stopper. 9GUMS.  

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