Drew's Review of To Rome with Love
To Rome with Love(2012)
I found To Rome With Love to be nearly as strong as Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona (a high point in Allen's recent comedies). It's definitely better than Midnight in Paris, despite what you might read here. Maybe it's the fact that it's half in Italian and those of us who don't know Italian have to read the subtitles... But I'm baffled by all these negative reviews. Roberto Belini's storyline was absolutely hilarious, and a joy to watch unfold. Allen's story with the opera singer was also a riot. And the story with the young Americans is very reminiscent of typical Allen observations about relationships (it recalls the stronger parts of Whatever Works). To Rome With Love is far funnier and satisfying a movie than Moonrise Kingdom, which I thought was a bomb, yet the reviews and stats on RT's say otherwise. It just goes to show that art is highly subjective (and that I shouldn't read reviews until after I see the film).