Something New 2016
Qualcosa di nuovo (original title)
93min | Comedy | 13 October 2016 (Italy)
Lucia and Maria are two best friends, who have known each other from the beginning of their life, but have very different tastes and behaviors. Lucia is done with men, Maria, on the contrary, cannot be without one. One night, the perfect man shows up in Maria’s bed: handsome, sensible, mature and passionate.The next morning brings up misunderstandings and lies which make the two friends split up and take a break for themselves. Maybe that young man met by chance is really the one every woman is looking for, because with his simple theories he manages to paint the perfect picture of the two women’s lives.
Director Cristina Comencini’s comedy with an ever so slightly mid-life crisis stars Paola Cortellesi as Lucia and Michela Ramazzotti as Maria, two BFF cougars who meet an hook up with high schooler Luca, played by Eduardo Valdarnini. Before meeting Luca, Lucia has shut herself off to the possibility of love after a big heartbreak, and Maria had been falling into bed with everybody she met ever since her messy divorce.
Could the answer to their prayers be sex with a teenage boy?
No, Qualcosa Di Nuovo is not a porno, though the plot is a little saucier than an American version might be; Luca is still in high school, but he’s 19 and so nobody is going to jail. The whole thing is a bit convoluted but loads of fun and worth watching. Cortellesi and Ramazzotti make a great team, and do this comedy with the serious tinge realistically.
As usual, Cristina has written awesome dialogue (Qualcosa di Nuova was first a play), and though they are no longer teenagers, Paola and Micaela are still pretty hot.
Director: Cristina Comencini
Writers: Giulia Calenda, Cristina Comencini(play “La scena”), Paola Cortellesi
Stars: Paola Cortellesi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Eduardo Valdarnini
Country of origin: Italy
Filming locations: Italy
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.73 GiB
Duration : 1 h 32 min
Overall bit rate : 8 817 kb/s