Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani) Reviews
This picture delivers three short stories of a very attractive Italian woman and the types of obstacles she needs to overcome to achieve her goals. She attracts many men, but has a main soulmate of sorts that is her main man that wants to love and take care of her. She will need to bat off pursuers and stick with her man if she hopes to find happiness in each story.
"But I could have killed that kid."
"Who cares about that idiot?"
Vittorio De Sica, director of Sunflower, The Voyage, After the Fox, A Place for Lovers, Marriage Italian Style, Two Women, and The Roof, delivers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The storyline for this picture is above average and fun to watch unfold. The dialogue is pretty good as is the acting. The cast includes Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
"Let's see if I can catch a customer."
I randomly came across this on Netflix and decided to add it to the queue. This is fairly well done, with some of the stories being better than others. As an overall picture, that's in Italian, I'm not sure it is a must see, but it is worth a viewing if you're a fan of the classics.
"You've been pardoned. You're free."
What a delightful Italian comedy. Loren and Mastroianni are a classic pair, and each story allows them to explore a different facet of sexual chemistry. They rise to each challenge, and they're a delight to watch.
The first story, about a couple who squirts out babies in order to avoid debtors' prison, defies realism, but it allows Loren to strut and saunter her way around the world-weary, oversexed Mastroianni. The second story, about a man and woman escaping her husband for a weekend in the country, sets an adversarial relationship between the two Italian stars. The final story contains one of the most hilarious, off-the-wall seduction sequences I've ever seen, and Mastroianni howls his way into our hearts -- broad comedy at its best.
Overall, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is an Italian classic and a must-see.