Plot: A middle-aged prostitute retires after she saves enough money to buy a fruit stand and a house in order to give her son a better life. It doesn't work.
This was bleak and dull. Anna Magnani was at times very powerful in the role as the title character and at other times a little too melodramatic and distracting. The black and white cinematography added to the bleakness--a run-down Rome and long stretches of dialogue while the characters walked perpetually toward the camera. The movie lacked style and the characters lacked depth needed to make me really care about them all that much. Maybe I'm just callous.
Here are Lucy and I making out during a particularly boring scene: