Divorce lawyer Alberto (Rocco Papaleo) is struggling to have a baby with his mate (Patrizia Piccinnini), despite a low sperm count. Hosting the hapless Andrea and Sandro in his flashy bachelor quarters is cute young soccer star Christian (Daniele Liotti), who has all the sex a single guy could want but — wouldn’t you know it? — longs for a nice girl with whom to raise a family.
For inspiration, veteran scripters Leo Benvenuti and Piero DeBernardi hark back to their classic 1975 hit “Amici Miei” (My Friends), based on an idea by Pietro Germi and filmed by Mario Monicelli. But here the stakes are low and the characters rather witless. Granted, helmer Umberto Marino (“Italy-Germany 4-3”) picked a pretty charmless cast of stage thesps to work with, but the fact that every character is a tired cliche doesn’t help the actors.
Tech credits, including Germano Mazzucchetti’s music, aim at as wide an audience as possible. Why cinematographer Maurizio Calvesi chose to shoot this humble comedy in widescreen is a mystery.