Federico Moccia, one of the most successful contemporary authors of young adult fiction, directs a comedy that looks at the difficulties of growing up
Take a well-assorted group of high school students and let them accompany us into the magical and terrible age of adolescence: it is a theme to which cinema and television have often successfully lent themselves over the decades. Fashions and customs may change, but the core remains steadfast: during the stage of life that precedes adulthood, life can be as harsh as a punch to the stomach and as simple as a beautiful emotion that lights up the morning. And who better than Federico Moccia to direct? After two highly successful TV series that are considered classics of the genre (I ragazzi della 3ª C and College), with Classe mista 3ª A the Roman author continues in his light-hearted exploration of the world of adolescence, in which romantic adventures feature far more prominently than schoolwork. A world filled with horny bullies, nerds, losers, girls so cute to be worthy of the nickname “Monroe”, and reprehensible teachers who do not hesitate in taking their students to bed. Before this film, Moccia had written Tre metri sopra il cielo, a book destined to reveal itself to be a publishing time bomb: it exploded ten years after being first released, becoming an international phenomenon and launching its author as one of the foremost voices of young adult fiction.
It is the final year of school for a group of teenagers attending a Classical Studies High School in Rome. Over the course of the year, we accompany them through the highs and lows of their hopes and romantic adventures.