26 October 2010

Movie Review: Loose Cannon

Listening to Yolanda Be Cool's Papamericano on love radyo all the time, it reminds me of this struggle between the collective and individual (no I don't speak any of the Southern Italian dialects, but I researched the meaning of the lyrics from the original song by Renato Carosone's Tu Vuo Fa' L'Americano -- yes, he's actually saying Fa' l'americano). Anyhow, this movie is a great film about the healthy development of the individual from the collective and the main character also happens to be gay! It also has the kind of Hispanic/Latin comedy that we come to expect from locally produced comedies and teleserye, even though the story occurs in Italy and speak in Italian. There is the matrona, the womanizer father, the aunt, the maids. The kontrabida, the konsintadora, the tsimosa, etc., etc.,. It's quite a lovely film.

There are many twists and turns that a plot summary will only ruin much of the light-hearted surprise. The most risque the film gets is one or two passionate gay kissing moments. But you will laugh the whole way through. Especially if you ever felt it tough to come out to your father or mother. I recommend this for viewing. It's Italian name, which is perhaps the only way to find it online, is: "Mine Vaganti".

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