The endlessly fascinating premise of 18-year-olds frolicking under the Greek sun gets another airing in Giovanni Veronesi’s less-than-fresh “What Will Happen to Us.” There’s something for the boys and something for the girls, but nothing for anyone over 25, despite attempts to say something meaningful about growing up and facing life. Teen auds have kept B.O. high, but it’s anyone’s guess how it managed to rack up 12 Donatello award nominations. Themes won’t appeal to the arthouse crowd, making travel unlikely.
Silvio Muccino, sharing scripting honors, heads the likable cast as Matteo, fresh out of high school and searching for guidance. To celebrate graduation, he convinces friends Paolo and Manuel (Giuseppe Sanfelice and Elio Germano) to join him on the Greek island of Santorini, not coincidentally the same place Matteo’s older g.f. Carmen (Violante Placido) is visiting. By vacation’s end, the boys rise above expectations and get a grip on their future. Muccino again proves to be an endearing performer, but here he’s re-hashing earlier roles in brother Gabriele’s more nuanced pics. Tech credits are tops, with music a key draw for the teen crowd.