Billy Wilder Marathon
Avanti is a mixed bag of a Billy Wilder comedy. On one hand, it's a mesmerizing film of a summer affair, filled with funny gags, incredible chemistry from Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills, and stunning Italian locales.
However, the 2.5-hour runtime really drags out an incredibly thin narrative and the film feels aimless at times, despite a fun premise and great individual moments.
Overall, Avanti is not the worst from Billy Wilder, and I enjoyed…