21 October 2019 | mjfhhh
Romantic Comedy Done Right
Gabriele meets Mara and sparks fly. It seems he has found the perfect woman - as intelligent as she is beautiful, but there's one problem. Gabriele has a ten year old daughter from a previous marriage and Mara hates children. Gabriele will do anything to protect his secret, even conspire with his ten year old daughter to play along. A chain of hilarious misunderstandings ensues.
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA is one of the few films that overdelivers on its simple premise. This is a case where the whole ensemble of actors makes the movie work, and everyone here, even in a two minute episode, is totally and utterly committed.
The movie is fast paced, throwing challenge after challenge at the heroes, as Gabriele is tangled deeper in his lies and his connection to Mara gets stronger.
The director Guido Chiesa has had an extensive career making both comedies and serious dramas, so here the two genres are united in an unexpected way. Apart from being a well-paced comedy, LET ME INTRODUCE ME IS A SOFIA is a clever reflection on parenthood and the challenges (and perks) of middle age life. Among mass produced comedies of the modern age, this film is a rare gem - romantic, dreamy and uplifting without losing its believability or charm.