Life is never Easy for anyone, ever. Isidoro (Nicola Nocella) had a chance for doing great things, but in whatever happened in his early career from transitioning from a champion go-kart racer to Formula One, it all came crashing down. This detail is important and gets explored in the comedy-drama simply known as Easy. This film’s title is also the nickname given to this protagonist
He could have cut the calories earlier, but since he has become too big boned for his own good, he believes a lot of opportunities were lost. He’s become destitute and alone. Hints of clinical depression suggest he’s never gotten the help needed for a happier life. Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki shows that life at home is not as simple either. His mom fawns over his sibling brother and his room is like a mausoleum. All he remembers is his former glory and has little to look forward to in his adult life.
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