18 December 2006 | nablaquadro
Three stories of ordinary insanity
Viaggi di nozze (Honeymoons) marks the return of Carlo Verdone to his scheme of multiple characters, started making cabaret in late 70s, consecrated in Bianco Rosso e Verdone in 1981 and lately interrupted for single roles, good and entertaining however.
Three episodes about three couples living three disastrous honeymoons. In the first, two young, gross sex-addicted (Verdone+Gerini) realize to have nothing in common besides the hundreds different ways they made love. In the second one, Verdone and Mascoli are two 30-years old oppressed by their relatives. In the third, a weak woman is forced to marry an heartless, obnoxious, zealous physician.
I can't say which episode deserves the more praise. Verdone manages this triple role with honor but we can't forget the supporting actresses: Veronica Pivetti is adorable as frustrated bride; Claudia Gerini is talented and sexy, and her "lo fàmo strano?" (let's make it weird!?) belongs now to cinema annals. Cinzia Mascoli too is good for the role of average woman and is the more credible as Verdone's bride.
Uncountable the funniest scenes: on the gondola in Venice, at the post office, at the cemetery, at Valeriana sister's. The measure this movie it's funny it's directly proportional to the measure it hurts thinking to live even a single episode of Viaggi di Nozze in reality. Good response from the public, Verdone has never been abandoned by his public; anyway besides the recent charming Il Mio Miglior Nemico and this one I really started wondering about renewing trust for him.