While covering the arrival of a Hollywood actress in Rome, a renowned gossip-columnist (Mastroianni) grows weary of his glamorous yet shallow lifestyle. This film follows him through the course of a single week as he struggles to find some sort of meaning in what seems to be a series of elaborate but vapid parties and empty sex. One of Fellini's most acclaimed films and for a good reason; it's a hard hitting tragic-comic satire that runs for three hours and does not feature a single dull moment. It also introduced the term "Paparazzi" to the Italian/English language. Trivia: Pier Paolo Passolini worked as an uncredited co-writer!
Reviewed by PeanutButterJellyTime for La Strada at 2008-03-10 16:18:33
Watch this classic Fellini film... and look for the scene where Anthony Quinn's character Zampano inhales an ice cream cone (a gelato?) in one bite. Quinn plays his role perfectly. Give it a chance... it's slow at times, but it's worth it.