A hideous serial killer (and sex offender) is salking the women around the city, and a wise-ass schlep named Loris is mistaken to be him. The police send a female officer to go undercover by providing the "bait" where they can catch him in the act.
excellent LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, Benigni was known for his straight-up
farce style such as that found in IL MOSTRO (THE MONSTER). Benigni is
really a one-man show, and his slapstick timing and sight gags will
have fans of THE THREE STOOGES and THE MARX BROTHERS in stitches.
While THE MONSTER does have a few uproarious moments, it is hurt by
long stretches where very little is fresh or funny and the plot
involving the serial killer takes a back seat to some high energy set
pieces for Benigni to do his thing. Recommended for the laughs in a
few scenes, but not particularly memorable otherwise.
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