To Rome With Love
Monday July 23
Century Riverside 12, Reno
USA, 2012, 112 min
Directed by Woody Allen
Written by Woody Allen
To Rome with Love is a kaleidoscopic comedy movie set in one of the world’s most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome’s biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. — (C) Sony Pictures Classics
Information from rottentomato.com
In Theaters: Jun 22, 2012 Limited
Some snipits from reviews:
Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
[It] generates no particular excitement or surprise, but it provides the sort of pleasure [Allen] seems able to generate almost on demand.
David Denby New Yorker
Woody Allen’s new movie, To Rome with Love, is light and fast, with some of the sharpest dialogue and acting that he’s put on the screen in years. The picture gently but surely moves back and forth between romantic comedy and satirical farce.
Claudia Puig USA Today
It’s often frivolous and banal, though never tedious. It does offer moments of buoyant humor, farcical fun and consistently gorgeous cinematography.
A.O. Scott New York Times
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.
MY TAKE – We had a good time. It’s a sweet, fun, movie that only gets draggy in certain parts, and you gotta love the way the camera caresses Rome. Woody Allen never lacks for comedic ideas… funny guy… brilliant and clever writer. That doesn’t make every idea bulletproof, but enough hit their mark to keep us consistently entertained.
To Rome with Love was a 7:30 showing, 8pm after a gazillion trailers. We went early and had a bite at the Silver Peak Grille in the building next to the cinema. That area just north of the Truckee River is very active with restaurants, bars and the cineplex. It made for a nice and full evening.
The actual cinema experience was a hoot. The film had been playing for at least two weeks and there were only 4 or 5 couples in the audience — all middle aged or older — all in the first 3 rows of the second tier of seats. Of course the reactions of each individual to this comedy were clearly audible to everyone… like being at a film-watching party, except we didn’t know one another. You can’t get that experience watching a DVD.