11 March 2001 | sergio.mannu
A little jewel of comicality.
Full of irresistible gags, this film is inspired to an eccentric sense of humour peculiar of the Jewish tradition, to which the "Gatti di Vicolo Miracoli" declare to recall. These comedians were very popular in Italy at the end of '70s, when they divided their ways to continue the career on their own. Jerry Calà as a trash playboy, Nini Salerno as a penniless intellectual, Franco Oppini out of mind like Disney's Goofy and Umberto Smaila fat and smiling musician are absolutely extraordinary, in a movie that is a little jewel of comicality and intelligence. They are four witty guys of Verona who want to become famous in the world of cinema. Involved in a lot of amusing adventures, they will finally hit their target with great satisfaction. Last but not least, the movie is supported by an excellent soundtrack, which title song ("Verona beat") stirs up with effectiveness the nostalgia for a youth which goes away more and more.