"Ieri, Oggi, Domani" is an excellent Italian language film. But it's not just a regular film-- it's an anthology based one. Those kinds of movies hardly ever work, but unlike most, this one seems to pull it off almost perfectly. The movie has three vignettes, all of which star Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (one of the best screen couple's of all time), and each have to do with different relationships in Italy. The first, "Adelina of Naples" takes place in poor Naples in 1953, in which married couple Adelina (Loren) and Carmine (Mastroianni) are struggling-- Carmine is jobless, and Adelina sells black market cigarettes for a job. In order to avoid jail time, she keeps pumping out babies-- to the extreme. The second, the weakest of the bunch, "Anna of Milan" is about the extremely wealthy wife/socialite Anna's (Loren) relationship with her lover Renzo (Mastroianni). Renzo is forced to reevaluate their relationship when in a car wreck, she's more worried about the car than him or the kid she almost hit. The last, the funniest, and my personal favorite, "Mara of Rome". Mara (Loren) is a high-class prostitute working in her apartment, and is now working with neurotic (and rich) client Augusto (Mastroianni). When a priest falls for Mara, Mara and his nutty grandma ensue in a battle of wills, which kills Augusto-- he wants sex. "Iegi, Oggi, Domani" is a stylish, well-written, and wonderfully acted sex comedy that should be better recognized as one of the famous trios best movies. De Sica's directing is superb, and this has got to be in the top five best performances of both the voluptuous Loren and the mega talented Mastroianni. 4.5 stars. Highly recommended.