While I'm not as much of a history buff as I probably should be to say whether or not this movie does service to the real Casanova, I will say that as a movie, it's a really cute chick flick. I'm a sucker for period films, and this movie is gorgeous to look at. Lasse Hallstrom put a lot of passion and heart into this film. He filmed the movie entirely in Venice and put a lot of effort into the sets and costumes. The story has a few flaws here and there (again, not taking historical accuracy into account at all, just looking at it as a stand alone movie), but overall, it has a happy ending and if you just want to watch a romantic historical fiction, and see Heath Ledger being his sexy, suave self, this one is a good pick!