Detected quality : DVDRip
Genre : Comedy
Release Date : 20 November 2014
Language : Italian
Country : Italy
Scusate se Esisto!.2014.DVDRip.Paola.Cortellesi.Raoul.Bova.Film – Serena Bruno comes from a village in Abruzzo, has a degree in architecture with honors, has a master and knows many foreign languages. Works in London, where his talent and dedication are adequately appreciated. But homesickness is so great, and Serena decides to return to Italy: course in Rome does not find a job even remotely comparable to what he had in England, and tries his best doing three jobs well below its capacity and skills – decorator at the Paradise of the room, designers funeral chapels for rich peasants, and a waitress in an upscale restaurant.
The latter is actually only the narrative ploy (quite unlikely) to meet in the beautiful Serena Francis, owner of the restaurant, which materializes as the vision of the ideal man not only prowess but also for sensitivity, good manners and delicacy. In short, Francis is gay, and Serena, who already had made on him romantic dreams, must “make do” with his friendship. So far so good, even from the standpoint of film: Paola Cortellesi is perfect in the role of “brain return” adorably misplaced, Raoul Bova is “in part” for both attractiveness and for grace, the comic timing are fast and conducted credible enough (apart from the work at the restaurant). At this point the story has an important turning point, which is that to discover the existence of Serena Corviale, urban eyesore on the outskirts of Rome, and a notice of the City for its redevelopment. So Serena prepares a futuristic project and submit it to the City, but he does use his last name, in fact posing as a man.
Now, this plot is plenty already seen, from the series Remington Steele (1982-1987) to comedy Funny Money (1996), to mention only two titles at the turn of TV and cinema. But the team of writers, including Paola Cortellesi, Giulia Calenda and Ivan Cotroneo, fits with the intelligence to the Italian, creating a perfect counterpoint to the character of Serena: Michela, the “woman shadow” of the boss (Ennio Fantastichini), interpreted with painful irony from the always reliable Lunetta Savino.
So far we are within the comic gem, with relevance to reality and jokes tasty. But then the plot, already rich and complex, adding a subplot concerning the character of Francis and that draws heavily from, to name only two titles, and vice The Loose Cannons. This subplot there was no need, and unfortunately drags the film in two directions very harmful to its success: the “sbraco” farcical and reduction in caricature of a character, Francis, hitherto recognized and dignified. Let me be clear: it is not the issue of homosexuality in itself to declare this drift, but how banal and already seen where is treated. We note the presence of Cotroneo on the script, author of the first order but also irrepressible exuberance: gradually his influence reaches out to transform the film by Riccardo Milani, whose stylistic figures are the measure and realism, in an episode of Something About Love (of which we find here a couple of “refugees”) or in a Ferzan Ozpetek in sixteenth (and the presence of Savino and Fantastichini increase the effect citation). Sorry if I exist! could be very successful and instead “good thing” and “distorts” losing heart and direction, when it was necessary, registicamente and productively, remain firmly on the piece and trust the comic timing inherent in the main story. What is ironic is that most bitterly Sorry if I exist! puts (brilliantly) ridiculed a country far ahead of its institutions, and yet shows little confidence in the ability of the public of that country to recognize and love a comedy truly innovative.