Synopsis: The story concerns a group of five young men, 20-30 years of age, who lay about in the small provincial town of Rimini, drinking, carousing, trolling for women, or talking about the women that they dream about. The film's title, "Vitelloni," means literally "overgrown calves" and fits these men to a tee. They're all single, unemployed, and still live with their mammas. They don't so much have dreams or ambitions as excuses and fantasies of bright futures that might materialize miraculously. In the meantime, they grasp at any pleasure that's available. Their parents dutifully struggle at supporting extended families, but derive precious little satisfaction from life.