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Good movie by marbig
I am a little surprised by the cluster of very bad reviews on this movie. Yes, it is not among the best of WA's movies. It is a regular WA movie, which means it is clever and entertaining. It has been said that everybody was playing WA in this movie, including the little known Italian. The "little known" Italian is Roberto Begnini, Oscar Award Winner as the director of Life is Beautiful and one of the great directors of our time! He is hysterical! Woddy is also very funny. Yes, each character had something of the key elements of WA`s previous work, including fear of death, hypochondria, adultery, etc...But this is exactly what makes the movie interesting.
As a long time WA admirer, I took the movie for what it is. Not a strong master piece, but very entertaining and worth watching.And the soundtrack and visual are outstanding!!!!!!
I would ordinarily rank this movie as a GO. But ranks should happen in context. Relative to the mediocrity out there, it is certainly a MUST GO.
to rome with love by morris1264
woody allen is the best american comedian since chaplin.I still laugh and crywhen i see his movies.he is a master of the absurd.a reflection of ourselves.i can only say that is is a damn shame that a lot of critics are out of touch with reality.Many of them are consistently good,the rest are really clueless.hurray for woody allen.
The adjective I ultimately chose for this movie: "Disappointing" by hommex
I'm a long, long-time Woody Allen fan. I go to each of his movies with hope ... gratitude for the delights he's given me in the past, and forgiveness for the duds or moments of dud-ness.
During this film -- despite chuckles and some cleverness -- I found myself wondering which adjective was more apt: "annoying" or "irritating."
Self-indulgent lack of even basic internal logic -- don't even get me started about Alec Baldwin's character's interactions ... or various stretched-too-thin plot points and characters.
In the end, I was kinder -- merely "disappointing" -- because (a) i was, in fits and starts, entertained, and (b) I'm still a fan and admirer.
But for the non-Woody Allen fan: stay home in the air conditioning and have some chilled watermelon. If you don't speak "Woody", this film is not going to please you.
To Rome With Love by Peneflix
Is an abomination, travesty, an insult to the craft of filmmaking and a humiliating example of a auteur (Woody Allen) gone amuck. Out of respect for my, if at times limited, but still viable insights; I am composing this review in 15 minutes (which is approximately 14 more than it deserves.)
1) All the men in the film are clones of "Woody Allen" at some point in his life.
2) All the women represent the "forbidden fruit" he has either owned or held in a time/share.
3) The blatant metaphors for "fame", "misplaced adoration", "insignificance of the adored", "press power"; are bludgeoning at the Machiavellian, ad nauseam, level.
4) Puccini ("Tosca"), Leoncavallo ("Pagliacci"), Modugno ("Volare") are fortunately not alive to witness the desecration, "drowning" of their masterpieces.
5) Rome did not deserve this, nor did the audience!
ONE STAR! BECAUSE OF THE SOUND TRACK
This is a good movie by gordonwylie
I disagree with some of these reviews. This is a very good movie. A lot is going on here and to paraphrase a scene in the movie that maybe the director does not want you to understand this movie because like life; it is too hard to understand.
The movie is interesting, fun, cute and quirky. You will be entertained and perhaps leave happier than when you went in. The cast is great and it will make you want to visit Rome. What more could someone ask from a movie.
The WORST film WA has ever made..! by DSteve
I am a HUGE Woody Allen fan....and I nearly got up and left about half way through this trainwreck of a film. It's sad that Mr. Allen even thinks that his fans would accept this as a work of art. It's garbage.
Joyful, Rich, Thoughtful - GO! by denfer
Following on his 'Midnight In Paris', 'To Rome With Love' is a wonderful film, with gentle thoughtful humor intertwined with rich metaphor, playing out amongst the magical ancient runis within contemporary Rome. A romantic, visually beautiful, metaphorically beautiful (if you're bright enought to understand and appreciate it) holiday in Rome !! The geater your appreciation of metaphor, historical sites in Rome, and varied relationships and romance, the greater will be your enjoyment of this film. It is obvious that Woody Allen, and all the players (Roberto Begninio, Alex Baldwin, etc.) were enjoying making this film ... I suspect this period of Woody Allen's own life is relatively joyful ... it comes through strongly with these two latest films !!
Stupid and Inane by shanamaidel
After Midnight in Paris, I was really looking forward to this one. But there was little humor and just Allen's stupid, banal lack of entertainment. I had given Allen credit on finally reaching a mature audience. This was disappointing at best. A waste of time and money.
Must Go by Titiksha
Editing could have been better.
It's a Woody Allen movie and it doesnt fail to impress. Go with an open mind and have fun.
P.S.: If you've never been to Rome, you'll fall in love with the city and want to go. If you've been there before, you'll fall in love with it all over again.
Don't bother by The Unblinking Eye
I remember Johnny Carson interviewing Hugh Grant after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute -- while dating Elizabeth Hurley, for heaven's sake. His first question was, "What in the hell were you thinking?" That same question could be put to Woody Allen, and for the same reasons. After Midnight in Paris, one of the best movies in several years, and his b est movie in a long, long time, this is a real disappointment. If you want to see pretty pictures of Rome, then at least you have a reason to go. If not, you're just wasting your money.