To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love

Woody Allen's Italy-set comedy. The awesome ensemble cast includes Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig and Roberto Benigni. The story is comprised of four separate vignettes, following the romantic misadventures of various characters in Rome - a retired American opera director tries to make a star of his daughter's father-in-law to be, who can only sing in the shower; a pair of newlyweds are separated for a day and have their fidelity tested by a prostitute, movie star and a burglar; a middle-class office worker unexpectedly becomes a celebrity targeted by the paparazzi; and an architect runs into a young man who reminds him of a younger version of himself - and is about to make the same romantic mistakes.

This is Allen's 43rd feature film. The last time he appeared on screen as an actor was in 2006's Scoop.

2012Rating: M, for some sexual references112 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Woody Allen ('Annie Hall', 'Manhattan', 'Hannah and Her Sisters', 'Husbands and Wives', 'Match Point', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'Midnight in Paris')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Jesse EisenbergEllen PageWoody AllenPenélope CruzAlec BaldwinGreta GerwigRoberto BenigniAlison PillJudy DavisOrnella MutiCarol AltRiccardo ScamarcioIsabella Ferrari

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To Rome with Love / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Pleasantly diverting, none-too-strenuous arthouse excursion.

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Total Film

Total Film

Four trivial stories, forced laughs: don't expect much more from Allen's latest postcard from Europe.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

One of the most delightful things about "To Rome With Love" is how casually it blends the plausible and the surreal, and how unabashedly it revels in pure silliness.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There is some fun to be had with all the discomfiture and unease; but some of the jokes and situations simply don't work.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Generates no particular excitement or surprise, but it provides the sort of pleasure [Allen] seems able to generate almost on demand.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An affectionate but meandering comedy that contemplates romance, fame, legacy and longing.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

The film's litany of bad ideas overshadows any of its thematic concerns.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Allen has gone tone-deaf this time around... almost never rings true.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Baldwin, Cruz and Davis shine in a farce that overstretches itself into bellylaugh hits, but also some satirical misses.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Palatable overall, if vaguely inauthentic and unsatisfying, like an allegedly local meal bought at a tourist restaurant.

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