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Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love Movie Review

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/13/2012

To Rome With Love Movie Review, Written and Directed by Woody AllenWoody Allen’s To Rome With Love Movie Review

After the overwhelming success of Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s latest film had big shoes to fill. To Rome With Love follows four different stories, whose only connection is the location, Rome. Among the stories are a man who awakes to find out he is famous, a young man who is falling for his girlfriend’s friend, and a prostitute who is mistaken for a man’s wife.

Woody Allen, who is known for his breathtaking backdrops, such as Paris and Barcelona, doesn’t fail to impress us with beautiful scenery in arguably the most beautiful city in the world. Little did I know that the location would prove to be the highlight of the film.

My expectations for the movie were very high going into the theater. After watching the trailer seven hundred and fifty times (give or take a few), I was completely prepared to fall in love with this movie. Unfortunately, I was left with a movie that believed it was much funnier than it actually was.

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I did laugh pretty hard a few times, but to me, it isn’t worth sitting through dozens of failed jokes to get to the humor. I would be more forgiving of this aspect if the movie took time away from being light-hearted and touched on some of the more serious points of the film, in a serious manner. However, the characters all seemed to live in a carefree fantasy world. This can only work if done right (Moonrise Kingdom), but in To Rome With Love, Allen misses the mark.To Rome With Love Scene Jesse Eisenberg Ellen Page Hold Hands

With such a large, ensemble cast, it is rare to be able to pick someone who stands out from the rest. In To Rome With Love, however, Ellen Page is that person. She completely stole the show and proved to us again that she is one of the best and most promising actresses in Hollywood. Greta Gerwig, Penelope Cruz, and Judy Davis were also great. In a male-filled movie about men and their problems, the women proved to be the strong point, acting-wise.

The only reason I won’t give this movie a very low rating is because it is very quick-paced. It never drags and it kept my attention the entire time. I was entertained enough that I wasn’t constantly looking at my watch (phone), anxiously awaiting the end.

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To Rome With Love is a typical romantic comedy that Woody Allen fans will probably enjoy. For those of you looking for a good laugh, skip this movie. However, if you are in the same situation I was in, and have already seen all the movies in theaters, with the exception of To Rome With Love, it is a not a terrible way to spend two hours, especially on a hot afternoon.

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To Rome With Love

Written and Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Fabio Armiliato, Flavio Parenti, Alison Pill, Alessandra Mastronardi, Alessandro Tiberi, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Roberto Benigni, and Monica Nappo.

Run Time: 1 Hour and 52 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual references

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Metascore: 55/100

My Rating: 5.5/10


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