To Rome With Love
What It’s About: Woody Allen continues his cinematic European travelogue series of films, this time focusing his cameras and comic misadventures on Rome. Plotwise it’s a fairly convoluted story about opera, wrong turns, and the joys of singing in the shower.
What We Like: Woody does this all the time. He makes a great film that ranks among his classics, but follows it up with a yawner. Consider: “Stardust Memories” followed “Manhattan” and “Scoop” followed “Match Point.” And “To Rome With Love” is certainly a drop from last year’s Oscar-winning “Midnight In Paris.” But you know what? That’s OK. Even a bad Woody Allen movie is still better than just about anything else playing at the multiplex. Plus, he always assembles a great cast and when you have Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis and Jesse Eisenberg in a film, what’s not to like?
Opens Friday, July 6 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor