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      My Best Enemy

      2006 1h 50m Comedy List
      Reviews 86% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Achille De Bellis (Carlo Verdone) is the head of a posh hotel chain, owned in part by his wife (Agnese Nano). The wealthy couple's 25th anniversary is on the horizon, but Achille's ordered day-to-day life is thrown for a loop when he runs into Orfeo Rinalduzzi (Silvio Muccino), a working-class young man. Orfeo blames the executive for firing his mother and decides to find a way to strike back at Achille. Soon Orfeo and Achille's lives are intertwined, and they develop an unusual friendship. Read More Read Less

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      Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine The Steel Helmet this ain't, but Bowen manages some striking moments. Aug 26, 2005 Full Review Beatriz Maldivia Espinof The performances of all the actors and their authentic and funny dialogues deserve special applause. [Full Review in Spanish] Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile The most striking - and successful - aspect of My Best Enemy as a comedy is its profoundly serious themes; betrayal in marriage, troubled paternal relationships and a profoundly incompetent mother figure Jan 5, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Buena pelicula, en palabras de mi hijo Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Personajes normales en una guerra que no les interesa mas que el futbol Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Very difficult t watch in some parts -- not in a cinematography way, but in a human sense. Nonetheless, an outstanding tale. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Italian Film Festival Oct 2007 Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand My Best Enemy [Italian title: Il Mio Miglior Nemico] Starring: Co-writer/Actor Silvio Muccino [Manual of Love] plus Director/Actor Carlo Verdone Sun 7 October 2007 The father and boyfriend make the funniest comedy duo - I enjoyed this more than Manual of Love and I liked that film a lot. The moral of the story seems to be that personal vendettas are futile - you can't fix the past and you can even make it worse for yourself. There are a lot of adults in the film doing stupid things for sex - another theme in the film is that real love is better than the pursuit of sexual adventure. The central three characters all have issues with their close family and realise that they can find emotional support by building relationships outside their immediate family. The three help each other through a major crisis and finally become a new family together. All done in a very, very funny way - funnier than Christmas in Love. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully directed, it tells about human stupidity in a funny and touching way. Great movie for two great countries! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Se hace un poquito lenta al principio, hasta que te metes en la historia y en los personajes. Si habeis visto Joeux Noel, la tematica no parece tan original, pero aun asi merece la pena. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Achille De Bellis (Carlo Verdone) is the head of a posh hotel chain, owned in part by his wife (Agnese Nano). The wealthy couple's 25th anniversary is on the horizon, but Achille's ordered day-to-day life is thrown for a loop when he runs into Orfeo Rinalduzzi (Silvio Muccino), a working-class young man. Orfeo blames the executive for firing his mother and decides to find a way to strike back at Achille. Soon Orfeo and Achille's lives are intertwined, and they develop an unusual friendship.
      Director
      Carlo Verdone
      Producer
      Aurelio De Laurentiis
      Screenwriter
      Silvio Muccino, Pasquale Plastino, Silvia Ranfagni, Carlo Verdone
      Production Co
      Filmauro
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      Italian
      Runtime
      1h 50m