2021 [ITALIAN]

Comedy / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88% · 8 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.8/10 10 1849 1.8K

Plot summary

Antonio is a 30 year old family man, whose life finds an unexpected twist when he's suddenly dumped by his husband, whom he depends both psychologically and economically: he needs to find a new place to stay, a job and a new purpose in life. Antonio finds a room in an apartment owned by Denis and starts to work in a bakery owned by Luca, while attending pastry school. Through this process he discovers that it was wrong of him to give up his independence for the sake of his relationship in the past.

August 09, 2023 at 06:39 PM


Matteo Pilati

Top cast

932.08 MB
Italian 2.0
25 fps
1 hr 41 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mkragh 9 / 10

An Unmarried Gay Man

Totally enjoyed this romp of a young gay man finding himself dumped by his lover and having to build a new life. It has some twists and turns and is always interesting to see how he will rekindle his groove. The story kept reminding me of AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, but this time with a gay perspective. The actors are all solid and not bad to look at! In the end, what remains is a stalwart screenplay that is not just entertaining, but also one that makes you think about your own choices along the way.

Reviewed by earl-rose 8 / 10

Have your cake and eat it too

This is a lovely Italian romantic comedy about a "kept" young gay man who quits a relationship and gains a whole new career and lease on life. Very handsome actors and a sex/love positive message, it is a gay valentine. You will have to see the film to know what mascarpone is. Well, I didn't know. I have watched it three times. A keeper. The anglicized name is Mascarpone in case you have trouble finding it.

Reviewed by bsant54 8 / 10

Nice story about life after a relationship, becoming one's own man

Poor Antonio, doting stay at home partner to high school sweetheart Lorenzo that dumps him. Few job skills and finds a roommate to rent from, totally uninhibited Denis that sets him up with a job with his FWB Luca.

Basically, Antonio goes thru the stages of lost love and in the end decides to live his life for himself instead of for someone else and that he will settle again when he is ready.

In other words, he matures. Becomes his own man.

The story is not over the top gay and other than Denis at times, quite normal really.

The actors were very good. Passion Italian style (I am one living in Italia) and this was nice to see.

I picked up a few new words in Italian after watching the movie that I dare not mention here.

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wakethefray August 09, 2023 at 06:16 pm

Waited a long time for this to become available. Thank you!