Dopo otto anni trascorsi su una piattaforma petrolifera Guido Berardinelli (Paolo Villaggio) torna in Italia, trovandola immersa nel caos dei terribili anni di piombo. Con i suoi risparmi apre un negozio di orologi che non ha però il successo sperato. Inoltre è spesso bersaglio di furti e attacchi malavitosi. È proprio durante una di queste occasioni che incontra una giovane contestatrice di cui si innamora. Iniziano ad incontrarsi sporadicamente fino al giorno in cui lei decide di avere un figlio da lui. Quando Guido è sull'orlo del fallimento e sembra che il destino abbia deciso che il suo futuro sia nuovamente su una piattaforma nel Golfo Persico, l'amore per il nascituro e, in fondo, per la sua ingrata Italia gli faranno cambiare idea.
Writer:Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Luciano Salce, Paolo Villaggio
After many years working abroad, Guido comes back to Milan. His dream is to set up a clock-shop but Italy is much changed while he was abroad. Robbery and bombs are daily events and to go ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Kenta U (es) wrote: This film is wholly enjoyable. Quirky and weird, and most importantly self-aware. The premise is a little silly, but the character of Ms. Meadows is suitably twisted and played in all her saccharine glory by Katie Holmes convincingly. What I think the negative reviewers, professional and otherwise seem to be missing is that this black comedy wasn't a morally responsible outlook on vigilantism, as many of them seem to wish it had been. For that we have Michael Douglas's Falling Down (A great film), a film grounded firmly in reality with depressingly realisttic outcomes, watching Ms. Meadows however, that's not what I wanted to see; it's not the tone of the film, and I'm glad it wasn't. The film doesn't excuse her actions, and it fully admits to her being not right in the head as deftly revealed in a few key scenes that place her under a microscope, but she's still the heroin...and she makes you root for her. At least I did. I very much wanted Ms. Meadows to get her perfect world.
Deborah A (gb) wrote: A move that for a moment takes all the stress away from our complicated lives in the fast lane. It will take you to a place where time is not measured and you live each day just to enjoy what it brings you.
Ming Siu G (gb) wrote: Loved the concept, and the execution is well done as well - lots of laughs and a not-so-hard to swallow lesson too. Great family fun that doesn't shove its moralizing down your throat.
Andrew M (es) wrote: A very stylish low budget noir film from a talented new director. Nothing about the film is terrific, but it's full of so much dedication that it's hard to not enjoy it. The acting is pretty atrocious, but once again it's hard not to admire the heart put in to this. A fun, silly, entertaining little escapade.
Julian T (kr) wrote: An entertaining, if somewhat halfbaked and horribly titled, low budget horror flick. Kind of a modgepodge of 'The Thing', 'The Mist', and 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. In fact, the majority of the film appears to be built around the 'hot needle test' scene of 'The Thing'. The plot takes its time unfolding, and this lets the viewer figure things out instead of just being told. Decent acting, although I have to say the overall cinematography and direction leave a little something to be desired. I can't give it high marks mostly because of its relative unoriginality and very low production values. Had the studio decided to put just a little more into it, this could have jumped up quite a bit, as it is an interesting and well thought out story. As it is, its worth watching as long as you don't expect too much.
James C (jp) wrote: Sadly paint by numbers, and fails to really explore its fun premise past the title. Such a shame, considering how much of Tartakovsky's previous work I have massively enjoyed.
Kevin L (kr) wrote: Not sure I buy street kids beating up a homeless man. Sure, it probably happens somewhere, but probably not more than once to the same guy. Still a pretty good movie though with some good messages.
Eunoia L (kr) wrote: [font=Book Antiqua]Jenna and her husband James come up with an idea to "help the homeless" by handing out lollipops with uplifting sayings on them. Mostly enjoyable, though I actually enjoyed the "making of" better. [/font]
Shawn W (au) wrote: Aspiring actor tries to make it in film. Really a film that pokes fun at the stereotypes in Hollywood for black actors. Often breaks into film or tv spoofs but not often funny. Did find the black acting school amusing where a white teacher trains black actors to be muggers, pimps, slaves, and street thugs.
Paul S (fr) wrote: pryors best film.....
Jake M (nl) wrote: Under the heft of overwrought melodrama, DEATH SENTENCE still manages to be an effective, violent, and stylized revenge flick. I dug the heart even if it tugged a little too tight on its strings.
Bradley P (ag) wrote: "There comes a day Jubal, when a man's gotta decide where he's going or he won't get nowhere" Borgnine says to new man, Jubal Troop who just recently arrived at his ranch. The story told throughout Jubal is an on the surface simple little story that seems Clich at first; A man shows up at a rancher's farm and seems to fall in love with the rancher's (his employer's) beautiful wife. What transpires is something that is unexpected. A great amount of detail goes into the character's and their reletionships with one another. This is exemplified in the opening quote as Borgnine suggests that Jubal should figure out what he wants from his life instead of constantly running. The cinematography and locations are quite beautiful to look at as the mountains and ranges are shot in technicolour and on location. Director Delmer Daves does a great job of showing us through the camera the countryside and environment without flaunting it so to speak. It merely inhabits part of the frame a good portion of the time which almost works in favour as sometimes less is more. The love triangle type Western tale is entertaining and beautifully photographed which makes it a cut above in terms of a classic Western revenge tale as this story delves further into character than on the surface dirt and tumbleweeds.
Dax S (de) wrote: Great movie, watched it as a kid and I still like it a lot.