- Fri 18 Jun 2021
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: M
- General $17.00
- Concession $12.00 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Three families end up in the same rented house. Throughout the summer, they become friends and rediscover how to enjoy life.
I Hate Summer's three lead protagonists are hugely well-loved comedians in Italy, and it proves pretty hard not to like these guys. Their laid-back performance style allows the comedy to come from characterisation without ever forcing gags.
They seem so believable in their roles that one suspects they have taken their own personal traits as a foundation to these characters. The wealthy city dentist disconnected from his son, the uptight artisan facing financial problems, and the hypochondriac that shirks work at every opportunity, all find themselves trapped together with their families and pets.
This is the very Italian story of families from different social, economic and cultural strata forced by circumstance to share a holiday.
The ensuing cultural clashes and scenarios range from the ridiculous to the poignant. The
August holidays (Ferragosto) in Italy are sacrosanct, and no one will stop the families from
having their time in the sun.
This uproarious comedy possesses real heartfelt and intelligent layers underneath the chuckles and smiles. In the depth of our New Zealand winter, a sunny trip with Aldo, Giovanni, and Giacomo will be sure to restore all your Vitamin D. I can see why this was such a successful feelgood film at the box office in Italy.
2020 | IT | 110 min | Dir. Massimo Venier | In Italian with English subtitles