We meet group of eight thirty-something friends who live in Rome and who, through individual circumstances, have each arrived at a crossroads in their lives and their relationships. Carlo (played by Stefano Accorsi) is friends with Marco (by Pierfrancesco Favino), Paolo (by Claudio Santamaria), Adriano (by Giorgio Pasotti) and Alberto (by Marco Cocci). These men have been close friends for years and they all have long-term relationships that involve Giulia (by Vittoria Puccini), Livia (by Sabrina Impacciatore) and Veronica (by Daniela Piazza). This drama explores the relationships between these friends, their expectations, emotions, disappointments and the things they learn as they each try to find their best life and the important things for them.
This movie is more than just a soap opera. It may read that way and if you were to explain the plot to another person it may sound that way – but it is more. Each of the characters has a depth of sensitivity and emotion which is portrayed on screen very well. The feelings are palpable – passion, fear, joy, anger, heartbreak, disappointment and grief are all well played in the blended scenarios of these lives. Stand out performances are by Pierfrancesco Favino as Marco and Daniela Piazza as Livia. However, every character has authenticity and marvellous strength. I enjoyed this movie.
This is the sequel to a movie about the same group of friends 10 years earlier, called “The Last Kiss (L’Ultimo Bacio)”
Made in 2010. Directed by Gabriele Muccino