Our “poor but beautiful” protagonists have gotten married, but will that be enough to set their heads straight?
A lively and refreshing comedy about eternally immature young men, who are impossible not to love
The third chapter in Dino Risi’s fundamental series about Roman youth (following on from Poveri ma belli and Belle ma povere). The once carefree protagonists have now started families and must make the transition to adult life. It is a crucial moment in the lives of the protagonists, which the film approaches with tenderness: refreshing light comedy, a flawlessly paced dance of misunderstandings, a lively screenplay and gentle humour, all set against an intelligent but never intrusive sociological backdrop. All our eternally immature favourites are back, and it remains impossible not to love them. The moral of the story: to set your head straight, it takes more than a blow to the head.
Romolo and Salvatore, the two Roman tough guys, have finally married each other’s sisters. But both of the newly formed families have to deal with economic hardship. Soon after being fired from his job, Salvatore is involved in an accident and loses his memory. Alice, the woman who hit him with her car, is struck by his charm and gives him a job as head of the large department store she owns. It will take a second blow to the head to make the young man come to his senses.