Dear Italian Filmmakers,
You have the (ridiculously) good-looking actors and actresses. You have the passion. You have l’amore. Why do you do so few romantic comedies?
Please make more of them.
Thanks in advance,
I Love Italian Movies
My favorite movie, Pane e Tulipani, is great and so many levels. It’s hilarious. The dialogue is awesome. And the love story between Rosalba and Fernando, not exactly teenagers, is so very romantic.
“Because I love her.”
In Paolo Virzì’s Tutti I Santi Giorni Luca Marinelli and Thony play an unlikely couple that goes through rough times, but love wins out. It’s a romantic relationship because the characters are believable, the emotions are real, and you’ll be rooting for them the whole time.
Paola Cortellesi and Raoul Bova are hot, hot, hot in this rom-com about a rich woman who has to find a way to support herself and her young son when her husband goes to jail and she loses everything. Both of these actors are so good at depicting people who are in love, I could watch a rom-com with this duo 3 times a year.
In fact, even though it turns out that Raoul’s character is gay in Scusate Se Esisto (Do You See Me?), Paola and he are STILL a very hot couple, even if they aren’t in love with each other.