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|Too Bad She's Bad|
Actors: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio De Sica
Director: Alessandro Blaseetti
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
A blonde Sophia Loren, an unknown Marcello Mastroianni and a comic turn by BICYLCE THIEF director Vittorio de Sica are the active ingredients in the Italian treat, TOO BAD SHE?S BAD. "SHE" of course is the Italian "anatom... more »
A Triple Play of Italian Legends Together For the First Tim
D. Kaase | New York, USA | 08/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was enjoyable to watch for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was to witness the first time that Sophia Loren, Vittorio de Sica, and Marcello Mastroianni act together in a motion picture. It was a pleasant experience to hear "La Loren" speaking her native language after being so accustomed to seeing her in American pictures over the years. She displays much talent for comedy. Mastroianni, who was relatively unknown when this movie came out, ably shows his comedic "chops" and you know he is destined for greatness in the cinematic world. Vittorio de Sica, as always, is a thorough delight to watch. Seeing this picture made me want to find other Italian movies he made. If you can understand the language, this picture is even more enjoyable, but if not, I would still recommend it for the stars in it. Some of the best movies ever made are subtitled, and it is a provincial mind that dismisses these movies out of hand because they are either too lazy to read the subtitles or fear that they will not be able to follow the movie because the subtitles get in the way or go by too fast. That's what a pause button is for! Try it! You'll like it!"
R.L. | Philadelphia, PA | 08/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Charming and funny. Loren, Mastroianni and De Sica have great chemistry from their very first collaboration! More than 50 years after it was made, the movie is still fresh and will keep your attention."
Early Sofia Loren at her best
Mrs. Van Gogh | california | 01/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fun film to watch. Great Italian sense of humor. Sofia at the time when she and other actresses like Marilyn Monroe could show some curves and not be considered obese (as our anorexic actresses of today's film industry are.) The group of pickpockets and scam artists are hilarious and Marcello Mastroianni as a cabbie more obsessed with his shiny car than with his passion for Sofia (or is he) is a comic example of the boys with toys complex.
Director Alessandro Blasetti never was fully appreciated in America, therefore his two other hits "Altri Tempi" and "1860" were never put into USA format."
Thank God She`s Bad!!!
4-Legged Defender | ATL. GA. | 03/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Relatively unheard of in the states until its release last year, this Italian gem from 1954 unveils the unmistakable comedic skills of an unknown Marcello Mastroianni and almost equally unknown (cinematically speaking) Sophia Loren, whose performances here are the European equivalant of those of Cary Grant/Katherine Hepburn films of the late 30`s. These two bounce lines off one another effortlessly, at times speaking over and under each other at breakneck pace, their timing impeccable and jarring, their physical gestures and tapdancing body language in itself hysterical. Add Vittorio De Sica`s suave, smooth-talking, sleight-of-hand magic to the mix and what you have is a bawdy, blissful, charming Post-War comedy from that time period. Alessandro Blasetti`s direction is skillful and artful, making this a must-see if you`re a fan of any or all of the three leads. The only negative thing is that, like most imports fom those days, the only dialogue that`s subtitled is the essential dialogue, so other witty lines are omitted completely, which is a shame because it would be even funnier if we had translations of ALL the dialogue. The pricetag is hefty but the payoff is big, I recommend this one highly."