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Adriano Celentano (Adriano Celentano) is the latest Italian singing
sensation, a superstar who is loved everywhere - but when he and his
entourage arrive in Amalfi, they are greeted with nothing but hatred, and
Adriano is even shot at. Adriano doesn't even begin to understand, he has
never been in Amalfi, has never angered anyone here, doesn't know anyone
here. Yet there's a woman, Carmelina (Claudia Mori), who is convinced her
baby son Pasqualino is Adriano's, and since she and her family are poor,
she just smuggles the baby into Adriano's room, convinced that he will
take better care of him. However, faced with the supposed evidence of his
alleged cavorting, Adriano still insists everything is a misunderstanding
or something, but now he is faced with a whole other problem: His fiancée
Emanuela (Donatella Turri) arrives with her father, the cheese baron
Mazzoliani (Luigi Pavese), who doesn't approve of his daughter's
musician-boyfriend, and now Adriano has to get rid of the baby, but quick.
His manager makes multiple attempts to get rid of the baby, but it seems
to always somehow return to Adriano, as if it was his bad karma striking
But what is really behind the whole story?
Cannarulo (Nino Taranto) has found a slow-witted but well-meaning country
bumbkin, Peppino who looks exactly like Adriano Celentano (and is thus
also played by Adriano Celentano), and now he's touring the countryside,
selling him off as the real Celentano to collect money for Celentano
appearances they set up, but then they skip town before anybody finds out
Peppino is not Celentano in the least (for one, he can't sing). And while
they were in Amalfi, Peppino has apparently impregnated Carmelina. Thing
is, it slowly dawns upon Peppino that what they're doing is not quite
right, and what's more, he has actually and genuinely fallen in love with
Carmelina, and now he wants to get back together with her.
he does, too, and all that has happened forgotten, she is overly happy to
take him back, even though he might not be the real Celentano ... but now
the baby's gone, is with the real Celentano. Peppino and Cannarulo promise
to get it back ... but then the real Celentano is kidnapped by the
Jaguars, a girlgang Cannarulo set up a contract with for a Celentano
appearance before skipping another town, and now a concert venue is short
one Celentano, and the fake Celentano steps in to save the day ... and
Well, to cut a long story short, everything ends
happily in the end, Peppino gets Carmelina, Carmelina gets the baby back,
Adriano is able to explain everything to his fiancée and her father gives
his blessings to their wedding, and Cannarulo gets his just desserts.
early comedy starring popular singer Adriano Celentano isn't exactly a
comedic masterpiece, but it already shows why Celentano, other than many
other singers-turned-actors (including Elvis Presley) managed to have a
strong going career on both record and screen for some 25 years: He had a
certain boyish charm, a natural talent for comedy, and he was never afraid
to make fun of himself. Of course, the fact that he does stay away from
too obvious jokes here doesn't hurt the film either, and while not great,
the film is competently scripted, directed, and features a competent cast.
all said, you probably won't miss a thing if you don't watch this one, but
if you do, you will at least find yourself entertained.