| Italians the way they (perhaps) like to see themselves!
This is a witty and intelligent film, which takes a cynical but not unrealistic look at two couples and the people they get involved with. Apart from the main characters, the two couples themselves, we meet people who are also involved in their lives, at work and elsewhere. In addition there is an excellent cameo performance from the eternally delicious Claudia Gerini. The main characters are portrayed as quite distinct individuals, and they more or less win us over with their suffering, although I must admit one of the husbands was such a hypocrite that I almost wished he had suffered even more. A film which can have you rolling about with laughter, unless of course you are shocked by the two-faced morality so well depicted in this finely crafted gem of a movie ( a shame that it would probably not translate well into English and that its all-Italian cast would in any case be unlikely to draw many viewers outside Italy).