The Taming of the Scoundrel

1980 [ITALIAN]

Comedy / Romance

7
IMDb Rating 7.6/10 10 9704 9.7K

Top cast

Ornella Muti as Lisa Silvestri
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982 MB
1280*694
Italian 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
Seeds 6
1.78 GB
1920*1040
Italian 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
Seeds 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by j1stoner 8 / 10

Taming of the Shrewd

OK, maybe a 8 is a bit too high (depends on your standards), but it was much better than I had a right to expect. First, unlike the other reviewers, I care not at all for Adriano Celentano, his music or his popular persona. So, what I like about the role he plays is that he makes fun of himself. At least I hope, for his sake, that he was making fun of himself and not playing himself in any way.

The title, in Italian, is the masculine equivalent of "The Taming of the Shrew", and the story is more or less turning that play on its head. Maybe a little less, in that both the man and the woman play the object of the humor at various points, but the point being that the unconquerable (man) is, in the end, brought down by love.

And Ornella Muti is, at this time, at the top of her game in every way. I couldn't help noticing that mole right in the middle of the bridge of her nose, though. Was it just for this film?

The dialogue is great in Italian, and Celentano's deadpan delivery hits it just right, as does Muti's as a rich, spoiled Milanese man eater--I hope it translates OK.

I have to say that the ending, with the very unrealistic basketball game, was cartoonish, and somewhat ruined the structured comedy, charming but rude, which preceded it.

Reviewed by chateau_x 10 / 10

funniest movie ever!!!

I have seen this movie many times, and it never fails to make me laugh. Celentano's genius in acting is shown clearly through his actions in this movie, where he is supposed to be a "hard-head" man who never wants to get married and doesn't find women attractive. However, through her many seductions, Ornella Muti finally makes him love her(enough that he marries her at the end). It's really funny to see how Celentano tries to resist her seductive manners every time she tries. I dont know what else to say; its one of those movies that you have to see to really understand how funny it is. Everyone should watch this; it's a good, clean, funny Italian comedy :)

Reviewed by Galina_movie_fan 8 / 10

One of my favorite Celentano's comedies

I've liked Adriano Celentano as a singer and an actor since I was a young girl. He was enormously popular in the USSR (and justly so). I love his voice, style, and the choice of songs, and I listen to his CDs often. I've seen several of his comedies (Serafino (1969), directed by Pietro Germi, The Con Artists, Ace) and one of my favorite is "Il Bisbetico domato", (1980) or "The Taming of the Scoundrel". Celentano plays a 40 years old wealthy farmer - misanthropic and misogynous virgin. On the evening he turns 40 and celebrates by himself, eating dinner prepared by his loyal house-maid, someone knocks at his door...and gorgeous Ornella Mutti enters his house and the movie. He insults her with the gusto and tries to resist her charms but she sets to prove that no one can resist love when it comes. ...And it comes even to such unbearable and unpleasant character as Elia. Celentano and Mutti both shine and the comedy is amusing and entertaining even after all these years.

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