16 year old Rocco's (Andrea Amato) two aims in life are to get laid and to see his favourite pop star in concert with his best friends, sassy and tomboyish Maria (Carolina Pavone) and nerdy and quiet Mauri (Francesco De Miranda). When a bullying incident at school forces Rocco to come out to his divorced middle-class parents their liberal leanings are severely tested. Luckily his two friends stand by him and join him in running away from home (in his parents stolen car) to see their favourite singer in concert, followed hot on their heels by his neurotic mother and eccentric gran to hilarious effect.
Coming of age with a dose of comedy
- A Little Lust review by TB
A gay coming of age story that has the same elements that most gay coming of age stories have with the whole anguish of coming out and the reaction of friends, family and homophobics. However, this film also throws into the mix the addition of a road trip and a great bit of humour provided by the hilarious ‘Grandma’.
Not a must watch by any means but an enjoyable one, especially with the very fun ‘Grandma’ of the main character, Rocco.