To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love

Woody Allen's Italy-set comedy. The awesome ensemble cast includes Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig and Roberto Benigni. The story is comprised of four separate vignettes, following the romantic misadventures of various characters in Rome - a retired American opera director tries to make a star of his daughter's father-in-law to be, who can only sing in the shower; a pair of newlyweds are separated for a day and have their fidelity tested by a prostitute, movie star and a burglar; a middle-class office worker unexpectedly becomes a celebrity targeted by the paparazzi; and an architect runs into a young man who reminds him of a younger version of himself - and is about to make the same romantic mistakes.

This is Allen's 43rd feature film. The last time he appeared on screen as an actor was in 2006's Scoop.

2012Rating: M, contains offensive language and sexual references112 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Woody Allen ('Annie Hall', 'Manhattan', 'Hannah and Her Sisters', 'Husbands and Wives', 'Match Point', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'Midnight in Paris')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Jesse EisenbergEllen PageWoody AllenPenélope CruzAlec BaldwinGreta GerwigRoberto BenigniAlison PillJudy DavisOrnella MutiCarol AltRiccardo ScamarcioIsabella Ferrari
84%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Pleasantly diverting, none-too-strenuous arthouse excursion.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Four trivial stories, forced laughs: don't expect much more from Allen's latest postcard from Europe.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One of the most delightful things about "To Rome With Love" is how casually it blends the plausible and the surreal, and how unabashedly it revels in pure silliness.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is some fun to be had with all the discomfiture and unease; but some of the jokes and situations simply don't work.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Generates no particular excitement or surprise, but it provides the sort of pleasure [Allen] seems able to generate almost on demand.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An affectionate but meandering comedy that contemplates romance, fame, legacy and longing.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The film's litany of bad ideas overshadows any of its thematic concerns.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Allen has gone tone-deaf this time around... almost never rings true.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Baldwin, Cruz and Davis shine in a farce that overstretches itself into bellylaugh hits, but also some satirical misses.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Palatable overall, if vaguely inauthentic and unsatisfying, like an allegedly local meal bought at a tourist restaurant.

0

I do find Woody Allen a bit annoying and did so in this flick. Only deserves 2.5 stars. The whole Alec Baldwin in the background talking thing was bizarre and the constant swooning over Ellen Page saying she is beautiful sexy etc etc. Come on - she is a small child-like tom-boy. Penelope Cruz was funny and sexy, always a pleasure.

3.0
0

After the enjoyable, but not particularly experimental, Midnight in Paris, it's nice to see Woody Allen trying something a little more out there. The unique format of completely disconnected anthology episodes is interesting and successful, as it manages to maintain audience engagement consistently. The choice to have two stories completely told in Italian...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Pleasantly diverting, none-too-strenuous arthouse excursion.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Four trivial stories, forced laughs: don't expect much more from Allen's latest postcard from Europe.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One of the most delightful things about "To Rome With Love" is how casually it blends the plausible and the surreal, and how unabashedly it revels in pure silliness.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is some fun to be had with all the discomfiture and unease; but some of the jokes and situations simply don't work.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Generates no particular excitement or surprise, but it provides the sort of pleasure [Allen] seems able to generate almost on demand.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An affectionate but meandering comedy that contemplates romance, fame, legacy and longing.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The film's litany of bad ideas overshadows any of its thematic concerns.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Allen has gone tone-deaf this time around... almost never rings true.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Baldwin, Cruz and Davis shine in a farce that overstretches itself into bellylaugh hits, but also some satirical misses.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Palatable overall, if vaguely inauthentic and unsatisfying, like an allegedly local meal bought at a tourist restaurant.

0

I do find Woody Allen a bit annoying and did so in this flick. Only deserves 2.5 stars. The whole Alec Baldwin in the background talking thing was bizarre and the constant swooning over Ellen Page saying she is beautiful sexy etc etc. Come on - she is a small child-like tom-boy. Penelope Cruz was funny and sexy, always a pleasure.

3.0
0

After the enjoyable, but not particularly experimental, Midnight in Paris, it's nice to see Woody Allen trying something a little more out there. The unique format of completely disconnected anthology episodes is interesting and successful, as it manages to maintain audience engagement consistently. The choice to have two stories completely told in...

4.0
0