Alice lives in a beautiful villa. She has a husband who makes a lot of money, a nine-year-old son and three servants who happen to be immigrants. She is superficial, haughty and racist. But...
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Twenty years ago, while they were 12th grade students, Giorgio, Lorenzo, Piero, Luisa, Virgilio and Francesca were a high-spirited band. Then they graduated, integrated themselves into ... See full summary »
Alice lives in a beautiful villa. She has a husband who makes a lot of money, a nine-year-old son and three servants who happen to be immigrants. She is superficial, haughty and racist. But everything changes the day her husband gets killed in an accident: the young woman suddenly finds herself debt-ridden. Forced to leave their magnificent house, she goes to live in a small apartment in a working-class neighborhood. To repay her debts she also has to find work. When she gets to know Eva, a call girl who works in the West End of the town, she follows her example. In parallel, during her free time, Alice meets a certain number of good people in her new area. And she feels closer and closer to one of them called Giulio.Written by
Italian comedies always make me laugh. This one was no exception. The plot was simple but the film concentrated more on the people and social stereotypes. The characters were next-door people, very well interpreted by the actors. I find very interesting the subject of questioning whether escorting is something that women should be ashamed of under any circumstances. The movie picks the side that it can be excusable and maybe one of the few ways to quickly make good money. I liked the fact that thought-provoking is subtle and light. Usually films try too hard to create debate on social matters with melodrama but I like the comedy way. In the film it is also shown how an internet café is a hanging-out spot in a neighbourhood of poor immigrants and how the owner offers free services although being on the verge of closing the place down. All in all, the meaning that is gotten across is that we should not judge with our eyes fixed on a list of good and bad deeds, but also lay a bit our eyes on the context.
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