Synopsis: AmeriQua is the story of a lazy recent graduate, Charlie (Bobby Kennedy), whose rich parents cut him off with a $5000 check and an ultimatum to start a life of independence and responsibility. Instead, he buys a plane ticket to Italy, gets robbed upon arrival and winds up in Bologna in the care of his new friend Lele (Lele Gabellone), the self-proclaimed King of Bologna, who lives with a scraggly punkabbestia, Ballo (Gianlucca Bazzoli), and the insatiable prostitute frequenter, Il Pisa (Giuseppe Sanfelice). In Bologna, Lele teaches Chrlie the subtle strategies that the King knows so well, namely hitting on Italian women, throwing all-night parties and inciting general anarchy. Charlie takes to it like a pro and in the process meets the dangerously beautiful Valentina (Alessandra Mastronardi) and all-American Jessica (Eva Amurri). It may have been a simple story of cultural exchange had Charlie not accidentally pissed off two vicious mafia bosses, Don Ferracane (Giancarlo Giannini) and
Genre: Comedy
103 min


[Burly rustic music]

[Rootsy rock music]

[Cell phone ringing]


- Oh, sorry.

- You're fucking useless.

You know that we have to get out

of this place today.

- I--I said I'm sorry.

- Yes.

- Punk.

- I'll get you a box.

- Hello.

- Hello, Charlie?

- Oh, no.

- What?

- Hey, mom.

I was just packing.

I'm moving out of my house.

- Charlie, listen.

I've spoken with your father.

- You guys never talk.

- I haven't been able

to reach you

in an entire week, Charlie.

- I don't know why

you're calling me right now.

You knew

that I was moving out today.

I mean, I'm really busy.

I have a ton of stuff to pack.

- Yes, I know.

Did you know

that it's almost noon?

- Of course.

I just got back from the gym.

- Oh, come on, Charlie.

I'm your mother.

Charlie, what are you doing

with your life?

- What do--

- I should have insisted

that you get that m.B.A.

Oh, I don't know

what I'm getting so upset about.

Who knows?

Maybe you'll be--

maybe you'll--


Be something.

- What--

what are you talking about?

- We've decided to cut you off.

- No--I mean--what?

You're doing what?

- We're stopping, Charlie.

We're done.

- Mom, I just graduated.

Come on.

I--of course I'm gonna find

a job,

but I want to find a good job,

and so I'm gonna take my time

to find it.

- I spoke with James whittaker.

[Menacing string music]

He's had your resume for months,

and you haven't had

the decency to call him back.

- You're cutting me off because

I didn't call James whittaker?

- You have to get a job,


You have to support yourself.

- Support myself?

What do you mean?

- Listen, Charlie.


We've decided to give you some

money to help you get started,

but you have to be responsible

and independent.

- Mom--

- I'll have my assistant

transfer $5,000 to your account.

- $5,000?

- Oh, and listen, Charlie,

please don't call your father.

This is the first thing

in the last ten years

we've decided together on.

- Okay.


- Who called?

- That was my mother.

And not carrying good news.

I am no longer a welcome member

in the Edwards' household.

They've cut me off,

and I was given a severance fee

of $5,000

and a nice pat on the ass.

Can't go home.

Can't stay here.

- You know, at least you got

that five grand.

I mean, that's workable.

- It's not much to work with.

That's, like, what,

I don't know,

three months of rent?

- No, Charlie, look.

You could buy something nice

for yourself,

you know, get a fucking maid.

You could go somewhere.

There's all types of shit

that you can do with five grand.

- Yes, like go somewhere,

somewhere far away.

Charlie Edwards takes

his last hurrah,

ride into the sunset

with his two-string guitar.

- [Chuckles]

- [Imitates metal guitar solo]

- You're a fucking clown.

- I should really learn how

to play this thing.

Into the box.

[Upbeat rock music]

- [Whistles]

[Tires squealing]

- I am your captain

who is speaking.

We have reached our cruising

altitude of 10,000 meters.

Flying time to Rome is estimated

at 7 hours and 45 minutes,

piu 'o meno.

We have turned off

the seat belt sign,

and you are now free

to move about the cabin.

If you feel very free,

move into my cabin.

- I have no corkscrew.

We have to suffer.


- It's the American way

to open a bottle.

- Well, please have

the first drink.

- Thank you.

- The cork is inside,

so we're going

to have to finish it.

- Thank you.

- I smell wine.

What kind of wine do you have?

- I mean, see for yourself.

- Ah, no.

Let me see the other one.

Give me.

Give, give.

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