Director Cristina Comencini’s comedy with an ever so slightly mid-life crisis stars Paola Cortellesi as Lucia and Michela Ramazzotti as Maria, two BFF cougars who meet an hook up with high schooler Luca, played by Eduardo Valdarnini. Before meeting Luca, Lucia has shut herself off to the possibility of love after a big heartbreak, and Maria had been falling into bed with everybody she met ever since her messy divorce.
Could the answer to their prayers be sex with a teenage boy?
No, Qualcosa Di Nuovo is not a porno, though the plot is a little saucier than an American version might be; Luca is still in high school, but he’s 19 and so nobody is going to jail. The whole thing is loads of fun and a lively, hilarious way to kick off this amazing Italian Film Festival. Cortellesi and Ramazzotti make a great team, and do this comedy with the serious tinge realistically.
As usual, Cristina has written awesome dialogue (Qualcosa di Nuova was first a play), and though they are no longer teenagers, Paola and Micaela are still pretty hot.