Written August 05, 2012
Didn't care for the film---too disjointed; hard to follow storyline as it jumped from story to story. More like a soap opera. Other reviews said if you "like Woody Allen movies" you'll enjoy this movie. I should have paid more attention to the reviews when they said it was "so-so". Now I know why I don't watch WA movies. Definitely for adults ONLY. The "saving grace" was the music, occasional pretty scenery and some amusing lines.
Written July 13, 2012
The movie is a typical melange of stories Woody Allen style. The cast is top notch and the stories human, emotional, funny and contemporary.
If you are a fan, as I am, of Mr. Allen, you will truly enjoy the movie. I had many laughs and left the theater feeling lighter and more joyful than when went it.
Written August 12, 2012
Set against the wonderful backdrop of Rome, this movie follows the stories of four different sets of characters whose experiences are gently satirized by director Woody Allen, who plays a retired avante-garde opera director. We meet Allen and his wife, a psychiatrist, as Allen's character bemoans the turbulence in the airplane and becomes anxious. Allen (Jerry) meets the father of his daughter's Italian fiance, shaking hands only to discover that he is a mortician and has not yet cleaned up...Allen's expression and subsequent awareness of the hand that has touched a dead body and then touched him is a great sight gag. Moments like this abound throughout the movie - a call girl is mistaken for the provincial wife of a newly-married young man, in the meantime the wife has lost her way, lost her phone, and ends up considering an affair with her favorite movie star...I found the movie mildlly entertaining -worth seeing, if only for the Roman scenery, but I would not buy it.
Written July 10, 2012
Do not waste your time or money on the left wing loon Alec Baldwin...