I Can Quit Whenever I Want
Italian comedy is part Breaking Bad, part Ocean's Eleven.
It’s not quite AMC’s Breaking Bad, but I Can Quit Whenever I Want gets pretty close. Out-of-work academics manufacture and distribute drugs, and deal with the ramifications of being out of their element. The film is also the first foreign language film we’ve previewed, coming to Milwaukee via Italy. The comedy plays three times over the course of the festival and is sure to leave you laughing as the characters find themselves dealing with the challenges of their new found drug kingpin status.
Milwaukee Film Says…
A group of out-of-work academics break bad and decide to join the drug trade in this hilarious cross of OCEAN’S ELEVEN and BREAKING BAD. Out-of-work professor Pietro, alongside his team of fellow underemployed academics, develops a marvelous new narcotic concoction that is able to circumvent Italian law by using substances not yet banned. This smash commercial hit and critical success back home in Italy follows Pietro and his friends as they soon find themselves in over their head and being pursued by parties on either side of the law in a whip-smart slice of social satire.
Pietro is a researcher and a genius but he’s laid off. What can he do to survive? Put together a gang. He recruits the best of his colleagues: economists, chemists, anthropologists and classics. Success is immediate.
According to a 2012 study, trace amounts of marijuana and cocaine can be found wafting in the air in eight of Italy’s major cities.
- Friday, September 25th – 8:45 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
- Monday, September 28th – 1:00 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
- Tuesday, October 6th – 9:45 p.m. – Fox Bay Cinema Grill
- Runtime: 100 minutes