Monday, April 15, 2013
Big Deal on Madonna Street
One such film is Mario Monicelli's Big Deal on Madonna Street. Revolving around a ragtag group of would-be robbers, the film proves that even the most thought-out plan can collapse spectacularly. (Honestly, I can't think of a scheme in the film that worked.)
It's amusing to see an Italian film that isn't depressing. (I've seen too many neorealism films.) And considering the last Monicelli film I saw (The Organizer), I was almost reluctant to watch this. Safe to say now that I'm glad I saw it.
Anyway, I was really amused by this. I initially thought it was going to be too silly for my tastes. Granted, it was in a few scenes but I really enjoyed it. (And this is coming from someone that's not too big on comedies.)
So Big Deal on Madonna Street was actually better than I originally thought. It certainly got me interested in what else Italy has done in the way of comedy. I'm quite sure there are a few that have flown past my radar...
My Rating: ****