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To Rome with Love (2012)

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Critic Consensus: To Rome With Love sees Woody Allen cobbling together an Italian postcard of farce, fantasy, and comedy with only middling success.

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To Rome with Love is a kaleidoscopic comedy movie set in one of the world's most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome's biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics
Rating:
R (for some sexual references)
Genre:
Comedy
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
On DVD:
Box Office:
$16,500,000.00
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Cast

Woody Allen
as Jerry
Roberto Benigni
as Leopoldo Pisanello
Judy Davis
as Phyllis
Ellen Page
as Monica
Fabio Armiliato
as Giancarlo
Fabio Armiliata
as Giancarlo
Ornella Muti
as Pia Fusari
Flavio Parenti
as Michelangelo
Alison Pill
as Hayley
Antonio Albanese
as Luca Salta
Roberto Della Casa
as Uncle Paolo
Riccardo Scamarcio
as Hotel Robber
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Critic Reviews for To Rome with Love

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (47)

Allen's creative revival comes to a juddering halt with a foursome of would-be amusing vignettes that barely muster a laugh between them.

Full Review… | September 11, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Once upon a time, calling a movie "lesser Woody Allen" might be considered a slap in the face. Now, it's more-or-less expected.

Full Review… | July 7, 2012
ReelViews
Top Critic

Allen's story moves along quite wonderfully, primarily because of his nuanced casting.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Most of the characters are archetypes, yet Allen treats them with genuine affection and avoids the bitterness that's marred much of his recent work.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's minor Woody, but it's still Woody.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
Detroit News
Top Critic

Not great, but not grating.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for To Rome with Love

½

A minor Woody Allen that is basically a collection of sitcom jokes stretched to the point of repetitious. Besides, even with some good moments, the film disappoints for never using Rome as an organic setting, since these stories could take place anywhere.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

I was really excited that Ellen Page was going to play Monica, the newest installation of Woody's neurotic/erotic female fantasy, because while she had made her career playing quirky/damaged girls, there's an irresistible quality in her that I find sexy and sensual. Instead, either Woody directed her or she acted as her usual loquacious faux-savant. Styling could have helped. Page needn't have glammed up or channeled Penelope Cruz, but it seems like every aspect of Monica's personality (whether sexy or banal) is spoken of and determined by others, not actually shown on the screen by Page's performance or costuming. Her friend, Sally, keeps saying she's so attractive, but Alec Baldwin's old-man-guide character keeps criticizing her pretentious art and literary references that I wonder why Jack even falls for her. If characters undercut other characters, there isn't much for the audience to fall for. Woody often has such a way with his actresses - whether lighting them or just getting them to smile more. I never thought much of Alison Pill, but she is radiant in a girl-next-door part just because she smiles and wears white and has more outdoor scenes in natural light. The rest of the movie is Woody's typical, below average, antic-ridden ensemble comedy.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Scattered and occasionally nonsensical but there are enough pleasant bits to balance out the things that don't work to make it an overall enjoyable film

jay nixon
jay nixon

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