What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Woody Allen's ensemble comedy To Rome with Love deals largely with relationship absurdities -- the way we sabotage our connections and get in our own way --- and so may be more interesting to older teens and adults than to younger viewers. Expect cheeky, sexually tinged humor, some swearing (a few "s--t"s and one use of "f-ck"), drinking as a social lubricant, and a healthy dose of Allen's trademark angst.
- Families can talk about To Rome with Love's messages about relationships. How does it portray love and marriage? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding relationships.
- What is the movie saying about the nature of fame in the 21st century? What role does media play in that?
- How are Americans portrayed in this movie? Do you think it's a fair/accurate depiction?
- Are you familiar with any of Allen's early work? Which filmmakers have stood the test of time?