In Woody Allen's ensemble comedy To Rome With Love, various lives intersect in the Italian city. The characters include architect John (Alec Baldwin), a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) in love with his girlfriend's best friend, an opera director (Woody Allen) who finds an undiscovered talent in an unexpected place, and Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni), who inadvertently becomes one of the most famous people in Rome. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Woody Allen stays true-to-form - his movies are boring! The only thing this one had going for it was the somewhat decent cast which prompted me to rent it in the first place. It was a basic satire of Hollywood. Not sure I would recommend this one even if you're bored!
Loved it. Woody Allen, again, delivers with a hilarious script. He has a knack for writing up these confused characters who seem to be at a point of "What should I do?" in their lives and nails it every time. Movie follows an ensemble cast in Rome and their dealings with love and life. So much good happening here. To me the standouts were Jesse Eisenberg (he is so good in this film), Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page. Wood Allen has really great chemistry with his wife in this film and their back and forth banter is so endearingly funny. The singing mortician was so creative. Witty characters, good writing, good plot lines and awesome actors. Exactly what makes a good film.
Rome itself was the best part of Woody's newest movie. It glowed with golden light. But the story was somewhat dull, another variation on his most recent films. Too much whining by most of the characters.
This was one of Allen's more enjoyable films. But I admit I love Italy, so I give a huge plus for having Rome in summer as the backdrop to many scenes. Yeah, a few things are too nonsensical to take as valid good writing, but there is a lot more that is fun, beautiful, and entertaining.
I saw this movie today by myself. I thought it was quite funny and entertaining, and gave a nice view of the city of Rome. However all the characers, in committed relationships, had affairs, which isnt really funny in real life, to me.