is a film directed by Federico Fellini
that deals with a bunch of slackers and their supposedly carefree lives. One of them, Fausto, blows this when he leaves his girlfriend pregnant and is forced to marry her
. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t try to seduce other women
Fausto's friends try
to be supportive while keeping their lifestyles: Alberto is supported by his mother and sister, Leopoldo writes a play, Riccardo tries to keep his singing act and Moraldo, Fausto’s brother-in-law, tries to get away from it all.
It was one of Stanley Kubrick
's favorite movies.
This movie provides examples of:
- Broken Pedestal: Leopoldo has the eccentric actor Sergio in high regard, but then he tries to insinuate to him.
- Camp Gay: Sergio Natali.
- The Casanova: All of them, but Fausto is the most noticeable.
- The Danza: Riccardo is played by Riccardo Fellini, Alberto by Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo by Leopoldo Trieste.
- Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: Francesco, Fausto’s father, loses his patience with his son by the end of the film.
- Masquerade Ball
- Monster Clown: Alberto, while drunk, sees some clown faces like this.
- Obnoxious In-Laws: Not that obnoxious actually, but Moraldo feels scorn to his brother-in-law because he sees how he cheats on his sister.
- Shotgun Wedding: Fortunately for Fausto, Sandra is a nice-looking girl.
- The Slacker: The five protagonists.
- Small Town Boredom: Moraldo wants to go out of his little town. He does it at the end.
- The Smart Guy: Leopoldo.