The debut film of the Vanzina brothers, who would change the face of Italian comic cinema
This is Carlo Vanzina’s first film as director, which he co-wrote with his brother Enrico. A short time later, the duo will change the panorama of Italian comic cinema, bringing out one crowd-pleaser after another. This film shares only some characteristics with their future output: for example, the paradise holiday setting. In fact, this is a run-of-the-mill comedy, full of gags and beautiful women. The Vanzina brothers are starting to create a style of cinema that is easily accessible to a new type of audience. The film has all the stylistic trademarks of 1980s comedies, and, like it or not, it is a classic. It is carried by Renato Pozzetto and, to a lesser extent, Cochi Ponzoni, two actors who were already Italian TV stars, known for their surreal humour. The film also features Massimo Boldi, who went on to star in many Vanzina brothers’ Christmas comedies.
A waiter gets a girl pregnant and must marry her. He wins a holiday to Jamaica in a competition run by men’s magazine Playmen. The prize also includes the company of one of the models from the magazine. The winner tries to juggle both the model and his new bride when he brings her to the Caribbean island for their honeymoon.