The Taming of the Scoundrel

1980 [ITALIAN]

Comedy / Romance

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Ornella Muti as Lisa Silvestri
982 MB
Italian 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by michelerealini 7 / 10

Pretty Celentano movie

"Il bisbetico domato" ("The taming of the Scoundrel") contains in the title a reference to Shakespeare's work "The taming of the shrew"... That's all, because the film has no other connection with the English author.

A rich farmer is well known for being very unkind. He's misanthropic, misogynous and cantankerous. Until he meets by chance a gorgeous girl...

The movie is a typical tailored story for Adriano Celentano, one of the biggest Italian music stars -he's hugely popular in German speaking countries and in the Eastern Europe as well. "Il bisbetico domato" is not a musical, and it is directed by the couple Castellano & Pipolo (authors of many Celentano flicks). It stars beautiful diva Ornella Muti.

The film is fine and funny, although not a cinematic monument. It's just a pretty film, with humor and without big inventions. Certainly we laugh, but above all we watch it because of the main actors -the couple works very well. At the time of its release the picture was, as usual, a smash hit in Italy.

I think you can really appreciate these movies, first, if you're a Celentano fan. I also think you should see them in the Italian version only -because the singer/showman has a peculiar voice and a way of telling the lines you'd completely miss with the translation.

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.

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 :)

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