Let Yourself Go


Mary D. Fisher TheatreSat, Nov 4, 2017 7:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:98 minutes
Production Country:Italy
Original Language:Italian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Francesco Amato
Cast:Toni Servillo
Veronica Echegui
Valentina Carnelutti


“Let Yourself Go,” the hilarious new screwball comedy from director Francesco Amato stars the phenomenal Toni Servillo as Dr. Elia Venzia, an uptight psychoanalyst whose life is upended when he becomes involved with Claudia (Verónica Echegui), an effervescent personal trainer, well-versed in matters of the body, and less so of the mind.

With beard and glasses à la Sigmund Freud, Elia is “separated” from his wife, but lives next door to her in the same apartment building. His comfortable and self-centered existence is shaken when a spell of illness forces him to the doctor who instructs Elia to lose weight and begin an exercise program. He befriends Claudia, a vivacious Spanish personal trainer and single mother with an unhinged criminal ex-boyfriend. As Claudia drags Elia around Rome, a series of mishaps and criminal entanglements ensue, breathing new energy into his tired and predictable life.

Servillo, an internationally acclaimed actor, clearly delights with this light-hearted caper. Audiences in need of a laugh should definitely see this Winner of the 2017 Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy and LET YOURSELF GO!