3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not Your Typical Hollywood Flick,
This review is from: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [DVD] (DVD)
I came to this after the colourful and pleasant delights of It Started in Naples and Three Coins in the Fountain and the like. For me, and despite the glowing reviews, this wasn't as easy on the eye or ear. For one thing, it's not the typical Americanised romantic idealistic view of 50s/60s Italy that the others are, but instead this is a much more realistic vision of Italy as it once must have been, and is interesting for that alone.
It does feel slightly awkward watching subtitles, and I'm sure we lose a great deal of what's being said and the nuances of how they say it. That said, anything involving the Sophia Loren of that era is a joy to the eye, as she must surely have been the sexiest and most attractive actress of all time.
The stories themselves are pleasant enough and it's interesting to see how different the two leads are in each, but I'm not sure this is one I'd come back to, mostly because of my lack of Italian. This is probably one for the more serious film buff.