Medusa Film, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions,

Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Alison Pill, Carol Alt

American tourist in Rome Haley (Alison Pill), meets Michelangelo (Flavio Parenti), a local lawyer. and falls in love. Her parents, the psychiatrist Phyllis (Judy Davis) and the retired music producer Jerry (Woody Allen), arrive to meet Michelangelo, only to hear his father singing in the shower, he jump at the chance to get out of retirement and put him to work singing. Only problem is that he can only sing in the shower. This romp through Rome features some great actors such as Roberto Benigni, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, and Alec Baldwin, and is an ensemble story of many stories crossing each other at every turn.

This is classic Woody Allen stuff! There are so many very colorful characters and back stories galore. Everything is very convoluted and it’s hard to follow. This is exactly what makes an Allen film so much fun to watch. Everything that happens is pretty much unexpected, and surprising, and we are gleefully surprised at every turn. The is so much going on that it’s a bit confusing, but that’s not bad. It’s delightfully funny, and really enjoyable. I think this is one is one of Woody’s best of the recent films, and he’s still got the touch.

The pace is fast and furious, and the jokes hit the mark most of the time. If you’re a fan of this style of film making, you’re sure to be pleased with Woody’s latest.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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