Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this comedy, the ever-resourceful Alfio (Carlo Verdone) and his pal Silvano (Renato Pozzetto) are medical school graduates who have been unable to find work. The two of them convince Alfio's wealthy wife that she could make a bundle by opening up a "fat farm," or weight-loss clinic, and that they should run it. She agrees to the scheme, and they set up their site and get their first customers through television advertising. Unfortunately for the opera singer, the boxer, and other clients, neither of their hosts has any idea about how to run such a clinic, and one laughable disaster follows another. The crafty doctors scheme to undo their many mistakes and somehow miraculously manage to avoid killing anyone or getting shut down by a lawsuit. After their harrowing experiences with their first customers, however, the two decide to convert their building into a restaurant, aptly named "The Two Gluttons."
clinic, doctor, unemployment, weight-loss, opera-singer