Film: The Ladies Get Their Say
The Ladies Get Their Say
(original title: Due Partite
) is a 2009 Italian movie directed by Enzo Monteleone and based on a screenplay written by Cristina Comencini. It is divided in two parts: the first one focuses on a group of four ladies in the late '60s, who gather every Thursday to play cards and talk about their lives; the second one details a game played by their daughters in the present days, after the funeral of one of the mothers.
This movie provides examples of:
- Double Standard: Luckily averted, especially when concerning adultery.
- Driven to Suicide: Beatrice.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: More evident in the first part. Beatrice is Sanguine (with Supine traits), Sofia is Choleric, Claudia is Melancholic, and Beatrice is Phlegmatic.
- Lamarck Was Right: Both Claudia and her daughter Cecilia are the ones with the strongest maternal side. Plus Beatrice commits suicide like her mother did.
- Minimalism: There are only two settings (two living rooms) for the whole movie, the only exception being a very short scene in a graveyard. Plus, the plot can be summed up as: "Four women gather to play cards and discuss. So do their daughters, thirty years later."
- Real Time: Each one of the two parts.
- Time Skip: About thirty years.
- Tsundere: Sofia.
- Your Cheating Heart