- (aka THE IMMATURE)
- 2011, Paolo Genovese, Italy, 108 min.
- With Isabelle Adriana, Ambra Angiolini
This lively and engaging romantic comedy-drama, whose ensemble structure is reminiscent of THE BIG CHILL and THE LAST KISS, was a big box-office hit in Italy, where the esame di maturità (high-school matriculation exam) is a major rite-of-passage. A group of six former school friends (including a chef, a priest, a real estate agent, a radio host, and a recovering sex addict) are thrown together again twenty years later when they receive word that their exam results have been annulled by a technicality and they have to take it over again! When they buckle down to study together, they discover that their post-school lives hardly deserve high marks, but this mishap might provide a chance for them to graduate into true maturity. In Italian with English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of Gianluca Bertogna. (MR)