To Rome With Love
To Woody Allen fans with love
For some stranger reason people have decided not to like this movie. This movie is fantastic; critics are right to say it doesn't even come close to Midnight in Paris feet, but itself as a movie is amazing. In my opinion one of the best movies of 2012.
To Rome with Love encompasses four individual stories that somehow intertwine with each other. It is the story of an architect who goes back to Rome to revisit his adolescent memories. It is the story of a ordinary Italian, Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni) who suddenly wakes up a celebrity. It is the story of a retired Opera director, Jerry (Woody Allen) who finds a way to get back in business, and the story of a young couple from the suburbs who move to Rome in hope to make it big. Each of these stories are extremely funny and have a fun pacing, with some meaning and message behind each and everyone of them.
This might be one of my favorite Woody films, and that is considering the fact I am a fan of his work. This movie for me had the perfect dose of comedy, and amazing pacing. Every story in the movie is incredibly realistic and believable, yet completely absurd. I found myself laughing every second.
Another thing that worked in this movie were the characters. I loved every character in this film, and somehow was able to relate to most of them. They all made me laugh, and at the same time rang a bell within me and like most Woody films, brought me to self reflection. The characters are believable too, and they all get an equal share of importance.
The actors in this movie are great! Alec Baldwin, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Allen, PenÃ (C)lope Cruz, Ellen Page, and the rest are just incredible. I must admit that I was scared of seeing Eisenberg in this movie because he generally seems so uncomfortable in front of the cameras, but I must say that Woody found the right role for him. This leads us to the next great thing that worked: Woody Allen.
I love the way Woody writes and directs his movie. He has his unique style; whether it be the camera work, the soundtrack selection, or the characters he creates, Woody is always able to make an impression and stamp originality in his work. To me this movie is Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask ,ameliorated. I loved him on and off screen every second of this movie. The dude knows what he is doing.
So forget what these critics are saying. This movie is fun, it is funny, and it is definitely worth checking out. I can honestly say this movie has been the funnest Summer flick for me, so if you are willing to take a risk you might love it too.
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