Thank you for the silliness. You and your partners, Aldo and Giovanni, hold a special place in my heart.
Back when I started studying Italian I used to spend whole days in Rome going to the movies and scouring the city for DVDs (back when there were stores that sold them) and one day I happened upon Tu La Conosci Claudia? (Do You Know Claudia?).
Starring the extra adorable Paola Cortellesi and the comedy trio, Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo, it’s the cutest rom-com ever about an unhappily married woman (Cortellesi) who decides she wants more from life. She decides that the best way to be happy is to help others be happy, so she randomly pilfers a file from her psychiatrist’s office (Poretti’s file) and, well, chaos ensues, but what else do you expect from Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo?
I’m still a big fan, and as I just told director Paolo Genovese, I watch their Christmas “classic”, La Banda Dei Babbi Natale (The Santa Claus Gang) every Christmas while I wrap presents.
If Aldo is the sincere but simple-minded one, and Giovanni the loveable grouch, Giacomo is the sweet guy that tries to reign the other two in.
Tanti auguri and thanks for the laughs, and the Italian lessons!