First-time comedy duo Celentano & Pozzetto with a box office hit
A comedy with great character, a mix of bitterness and friendship
The unusual comedy duo pairing of Adriano Celentano and Renato Pozzetto reveals itself to be right on the mark. And as this film was a box office hit, they gave it another go in Lui è peggio di me (but it will be their final outing). The chemistry between the two leads functions perfectly, with neither having to renounce his highly popular on-screen persona: Celentano, irresistibly crazy and full of life; Pozzetto, always the country boy who aspires to an altogether different destiny. Instead of relying solely on the comic charisma of the duo, there is also a certain bitterness to the story, which all in all makes the film stand out in the panorama of Italian comedies of those years. It is a story of friendship and broken dreams, set in a dark and suffocating Milan. It also features Barbara Bach, fresh from her role as a Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me.
An eccentric photographer and an idealistic provincial poet meet in Milan and strangely find themselves in tune with one another. Life will only bring them pain and suffering, but their friendship keeps them going.