Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Celebration: "David's Birthday"

Marco Filiberti directs this overlong Italian soap opera. Two couples rent a beautiful house by the beach. A son returns and sets off longing in the husband of the other couple. The older man finally gives in to his desire, and the movie ends predictable in tragedy. The characters are clumsily sketched, the acting indifferent. Thyago Alves, the swimsuit model son, provides some eye candy. Massimo Poggio is ruggedly handsome as the tempted Matteo. Christo Jivkov plays the boy's uncle, who drops in with his depressive loneliness and then drops out.

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