Il Sorpasso


The Italians know how to do a stupid comedy.

And somehow they make it more stylish than any Carry On Roadtrip. The car, after all, is a Lancia B24 Aurelia spider- so it was bound to surpass the Ford Zodiacs and stolid Ravers that populated the fnaar-factor that was the carry On Franchise.

And with typical European broodiness, this comedy reveals the essential vacuousness of adolescent irresponsibility –

even if it does make you ache to cruise the mountain roads of Italy in an expensive shirt.