2 user 4 critic

Don't Waste Your Time, Johnny! (2007)

Lascia perdere, Johnny! (original title)
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Il Divo (2008)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti
Gomorrah (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Scampia Vele is the corbusian architecture which has become a stronghold for Mafia of Naples, Italy.

Director: Matteo Garrone
Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery.

Director: Andrea Molaioli
Stars: Toni Servillo, Denis Fasolo, Nello Mascia
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Garcia
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Marie-Josée Croze, Toni Servillo
Gorbaciof (2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marino Pacileo, known as "Gorbaciof" due to the prominent birthmark on his forehead, is an accountant at Poggioreale Prison in Naples. Pacileo, silent and shy, has only one passion in life:... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Incerti
Stars: Toni Servillo, Mi Yang, Geppy Gleijeses
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Daniele Gaglianone
Stars: Mauro Cordella, Fabrizio Nicastro, Giuseppe Sanna
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An oriental woman loved by a European troubadour. A married man haunted by his wife's betrayal that one day led by overthrowing all odds. A father and daughter wrapped in the shadow of incest.

Director: Elisabetta Sgarbi
Stars: Galatea Ranzi, Toni Servillo, Laura Morante
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Giacomo Rizzo, Laura Chiatti, Gigi Angelillo
Don't Move (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).

Director: Sergio Castellitto
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli
Happy Family (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ezio is a screenwriter scared by happy endings, who earns his living thanks to an invention of his father. He is going through a creative crisis, until he has a car crash with Anna, who ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Fabio De Luigi, Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio


Cast overview, first billed only:
Antimo Merolillo Antimo Merolillo ... Faustino Ciaramella
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Vincenza Ciaramella
Pierluigi Tortora Pierluigi Tortora ... Pescivendolo (as Pier Luigi Tortora)
Fortunato Cerlino ... Ufficiale del distretto
Toni Servillo ... Maestro Domenico Falasco
Ortensia De Francesco Ortensia De Francesco ... Giuseppina Falasco
Peppe D'Argenzio Peppe D'Argenzio ... Saxofonista (as Beppe D'Argenzio)
Toni Laudadio Toni Laudadio ... Saxofonista
Beppe Nubifero Beppe Nubifero ... Batterista
Ugo Pancaldi Ugo Pancaldi ... Tastierista
Vittorio Remino Vittorio Remino ... Trombonista
Mimì Ciaramella Mimì Ciaramella ... Gino Glory
Roberto Nigro Roberto Nigro ... Ciccio O'Brado
Ernesto Mahieux ... Raffaele Niro
Daria D'Antonio Daria D'Antonio ... Franca Marrocco


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Biography | Comedy







Release Date:

30 November 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Waste Your Time, Johnny! See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fandango, Medusa Film, Sky See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Looking Back Without Anger
30 November 2007 | by albertodr07See all my reviews

A young man tries to avoid military service by stating that he's the only son of a widow mother. He also needs to prove that he's the only bread winner in the family. Does he have a job? Certainly, he plays guitar with a local band. Does he have a contract? Not quite. We're then propelled into the story of Johnny trying to get a signed contract before the due date expires and in so doing we're living his story like he lives it, as an spectator. He observes and learns and so do we. Fabrizio Bentivoglio, one of, if not the, best Italian actor of his generation, makes his feature film directorial debut with this charming, tender, melancholic tale. He also plays the the man - a formerly famous band leader in decline - who will change, presumably, Johnny's life forever. Bentivoglio is truly terrific, his beautiful face is a seriously comic mask of a life lived without a compass. Very encouraging to find an Italian film with a personality of its own. Among the many pleasures to be had, there is a concert under the rain and a wonderful and unrecognizable Lina Sastri as Johnny's mother. Uplifting, smart and very entertaining. I haven't been able to say that about an Italian film in a very long time. Bravo!

32 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed