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Avanti!

Avanti!

1972
Romance
Comedy
2h 24m
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Avg Percentile 53.92% from 313 total ratings

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Rated 17 Jun 2009
78
66th
as a comedy by billy wilder this fails miserably, but he did set a pretty high bar previously. still this movie is pretty decent, it has a generally interesting plot, and jack lemmon gives a fantastic performance. that is enough to make me like a movie.
Rated 01 Apr 2007
70
55th
One of Billy Wilder's better later films. Funny, charming, and Juliet Mills looks very good with no clothes on :-)
Rated 18 Aug 2009
82
67th
A plot that's full of contrived situations and occasional misunderstandings with a bizarre moral, but most of it is pretty funny, and that's all that really matters.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
62nd
Romantic comedy with intelligent humor.
Rated 08 Oct 2018
85
59th
Viewed October 7, 2018.
Rated 26 Dec 2010
80
88th
"Avanti!" is one more clever comedy by Wilder and Diamond starring their actor-fetish, the great Jack Lemmon. It's a hilarious, genuinely romantic, surprisingly surprising, politically caustic film with one of the greatest comedic ensembles in cinema history (Lemmon, Mills, Revill, Acampora), some side-splitting gags and wonderful scenery.
Rated 02 Mar 2008
58
32nd
# 841
Rated 15 Jan 2009
77
77th
Very amusing comedy with lots of anti-American details. Actually I never thought how gay-friendly Billy Wilder movies are. Juliet Mills looks hot, especially in the very end of the movie, just before the other American guy walks in. Pay attention on her when she's hiding stuff on the upper shelf and after that in pajamas.
Rated 22 Mar 2013
75
56th
Enjoyable and pleasant romantic comedy, with a fair few laughs and a nice light touch to the romance. It's annoying that the film keeps insisting that Juliet Mills' character is fat - she's a perfectly normal, healthy weight. Also the film feels a tad too long for something so fluffy.
Rated 15 Jun 2016
63
54th
Diminishing returns had already begun to set in well before Avanti arrived, but it is not the least of Wilder-Lemmon's colloborations, and it's charming and breezy enough to be watchable despite its flaws. Wilder had trouble settling on a tone, so the film is not nearly as funny or dramatic as it should be--the use of local stereotypes certainly ages it--but strong work by Lemmon and Mills helps enormously, and its treatment of infidelity is odd to say the least.
Rated 17 Dec 2010
68
13th
Odd movie from Billy Wilder. Is it a comedy? A drama? Not sure what the point was, but every Wilder/Jack Lemmon movie is at least worth watching.
Rated 12 Mar 2021
90
67th
Juliet Mills is fantastic in this, and Jack Lemmon is always good. Why Juliet (sister of Hayley Mills) wasn't ever given more to do is beyond me!
Rated 19 Dec 2008
60
20th
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Rated 10 Oct 2013
79
61st
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Rated 23 Feb 2011
3
45th
Billy Wilder was always on the cutting edge of promiscuity, but by 1972 his take on the sexual revolution seems pretty tame. It's a plot unfortunately founded in a depiction of Italy as gimmick and stereotype, and the romance isn't particularly touching. Still, it boasts lots of clever dialogue and a few hilarious gags. For all its flaws it remains a very easy watch.
Rated 17 Jan 2010
72
41st
Juliet Mills is supposed to be a "fat-ass". What? WHAT? Putting aside the film's dubious treatment of weight, it's a passable romantic comedy, one without any big laughs but it's amusing enough (more so if you enjoy Italian stereotypes like women with mustaches ho ho!). It's a watered-down version of the sexual revolution for a more conservative audience, but it still gets rather racy at times. Lemmon and Mills have a nice, charming chemistry together.
Rated 12 Aug 2008
60
18th
It has a few moments, but the whole movie seems to be in slow-motion.
Rated 29 Jun 2008
35
19th
Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon in another romantic comedy. Worked in the 50's, not so much in the 70's. God only knows what Juliet Mills' hedonistic Englishwoman finds in Lemmon's consistently stuffy American. No laughs here anywhere and the "romance" is boring if not downright disagreeable.
Rated 15 Jan 2010
62
24th
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Rated 01 Dec 2011
65
30th
#708

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