charliechaplinfan wrote:I watched Il Sorpasso or The Easy Life thanks to Christine, it was in Italian with French subs, thank heavens for them, my French is pretty poor but my Italian is none existent despite my language barrier I understood enough to be completely won over by this movie. It gives Vittorio Gassman a cracking role to get his teeth into that of Bruno a fortyish womaniser with an easy going lifestyle who makes a phone call from a shy law student Roberto's appartment one morning and then starts one of the best road movies I've ever watched, scenery from Rome to Tuscany. The law student is played by Jean Louis Trintignant, the men are opposites and Roberto is drawn to Bruno and accompanies him on his travels which includes stopping at both men's families. It's when stopping with Bruno that Roberto realises that Bruno's life isn't as carefree as he thought. Both men learn something from the other, the ending is unforgettable. A must see, I hope TCM plays it one day.
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