“ I enjoyed it thoroughly.
“ Wonderful timing and colorful performances make this lively romp worth watching.
“ Well, it's not better simply because it's the original but because there's something more crafted in the film, the directing of Molinaro made of slow and suspenseful close-ups and tactful zooming and traveling, served by a joyful music from Morricone, gives the feeling that we're immersed in a whole new world.
“ Also contrived is the fact that the son is marrying the daughter of an arch-conservative.
“ Though not great, it's a light, enjoyable little film, worth checking out.
“ And it is even more contrived that the president of the legion of decency - well, no spoilers.
“ In this day and age of slow moving public acceptance of gay couples (and hopefully one day gay marriage), I found this challenge to the stereotyped notion of motherhood to be more (refreshingly)shocking than the gay issue.
“ But there is a lot of contrived and ineffective stuff.