21 March 2007 | rogercilantro
Same plot, same jokes, some new actors
Latest installment of the trademarked "Christmas at INSERT PLACE HERE". The story is very similar to the previous movie of the series (Christmas at Miami). De Sica and ghini's acting is the usual and even if the characters are slightly different they don't add nothing of good to it. No surprise here. The MTV-generated boys, Mandelli and Ruffini, confirm their involvement in the series after they first joined in last year's movie, and even if you can notice some improvements in their screen presence, they still need some more practice. The new guys are Bisio and De Luigi. They both build their characters on those they performed in years of TV appearances (weared out, if i may say), and sadly, because Bisio can be a great actor (La cura del gorilla, i.e.), only De Luigi succeeded in coming out with the "funnier" performance. It's fun to notice how the American cinema had an influence on this movie: there is an almost literal citation of There's something about Mary, and even a moment when a scene of American wedding is instantly reminded. In the end, a lot of potential, but the same bad script that leaves to the actors the duty of filling the gaps, but with things that we already saw.