Simona Izzo’s film “Tutte le Donne della mia Vita” [Eng. Trans: All the Women in my life] is a bitter-sweet comedy about Davide, a forty-something star-chef reminiscing his life while recovering from a heart attack following a medication overdose. As the title hints, his recollections are mainly about the various women in his life, with some of whom he’d had affairs simultaneously. He’s regretful of some of the decisions he’d made at the time and the hurt he’d caused.
The light treatment of the film’s subject is meant for a wry look at love, indecision, and its consequences without using a moralistic tone – it acknowledges the fact that people view and deal with things differently. Having said that, I wasn’t exactly enthused during the early part of the film as the characters were almost clichés, but gradually got into it as the film progressed, and liked the way it ends leaving a door open for certain possibilities. On the whole, an okay film with decent cinematography, locales, and competent acting from the cast, Spanish beauty Vanessa Incontrada’s freckles merely being the icing on the cake.