TO ROME WITH LOVE
Rating: M 112' infrequent coarse language and sexual references
Cast: Ellen Page (Inception, Juno), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, The Squid and the Whale), Penelope Cruz (Vicki, Christina Barcelona), Judy Davis (The Eye of the Storm, Marie Antoinette), Robert Bernigni(Life is Beautiful, Woody Allen, Greta Gerwig (Arthur), Alec Baldwin (It's Complicated)
Director: Woody Allen (Match Point, Vicki, Christina Barcelona)
Well-known architect John, is vacationing in Rome, where he once lived in his youth. Walking in his former neighborhood he encounters Jack, a young man not unlike himself. As he watches Jack fall head-over-heels for Monica his girlfriend's dazzling and flirtatious friend, John relives one of the most romantically painful episodes of his own life. At the same moment, retired opera director Jerry flies to Rome with his wife Phyllis, to meet their daughter's Italian fiancée. Jerry is amazed to hear his undertaker father, singing arias worthy of La Scala while lathering up in the shower. Convinced that talent that prodigious cannot be kept hidden, Jerry clutches at the opportunity to promote Giancarlo and rejuvenate his own career. Leopoldo Pisanello on the other hand is an exceptionally boring guy, who wakes up one morning and finds himself one of the most famous men in Italy with many unanswered questions. Soon the paparazzi trail his every move and question his every motivation. As Leopoldo grows accustomed to the varied seductions of the limelight, he gradually realizes the cost of fame. Meanwhile, Antonio has arrived from the provinces in Rome hoping to impress his straight-laced relatives with his lovely new wife Milly so that he can get an upscale big city job. Through comic misunderstanding and chance, the couple is separated for the day. Antonio ends up passing off a stranger as his wife, while Milly is romanced by legendary movie star Luca Salta. While Rome is a city abundant with romance and comedy, Woody Allen's TO ROME WITH LOVE is about people having adventures that will change their lives forever.
"Woody Allen's new movie, To Rome with Love, is light and fast, with some of the sharpest dialogue and acting that he's put on the screen in years. The picture gently but surely moves back and forth between romantic comedy and satirical farce." David Denby New Yorker
"To Rome With Love is a triumphant examination of life and love's many splendors, spilt out on the streets on Rome at their wickedly absurd and poignantly profound moments... " Elias Savada Film Trhreat
"An affectionate ... comedy that contemplates romance, fame, legacy and longing." Betsy Sharkey LA Times