Love, Sex & Socialists: Yes, It's The Trailer For Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 3, 2012 1:28 PM
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While there are still those who will bitch and moan that Woody Allen's comedies haven't evolved much over the past few decades, for those with appropriate expectations, the director's films are -- even at their flimsiest -- generally a delightful annual treat. And so it goes with "To With Rome Love," which hardly breaks new ground, but offers up enough charms that we're looking forward to it.

Once again, Allen has assembled an all-star cast, and while plot details have been kept under wraps, we get a few glimpses of the storylines that will play out: The very lucky Jesse Eisenberg plays a young man whose girlfriend is Greta Gerwig, and he has the opportunity to cheat with her best friend, Ellen Page. Alec Baldwin is there as his unhelpful father. It's pretty great to see Woody himself back on screen, this time opposite Judy Davis, who he hasn't worked with since 1998's "Celebrity." Roberto Begnini seems to be riffing on his public persona, while the smokin' Penelope Cruz plays an escort who makes one man's dreams come true.

Frankly, it's hard to hate on this and we're up for another light Euro trifle from Allen. "To Rome With Love" opens in Italy on April 20th and in the U.S. on June 22nd. Watch below.

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9 Comments

  • LA2000 | April 5, 2012 2:59 AMReply

    Hmm. Who knows. Something seems off. If I had to guess, I would say this will be one of his minor works.

  • horndog | April 3, 2012 9:11 PMReply

    meh, but Penelope Cruz looks amazing in that red dress - daaamn.

  • Cinematic_high | April 3, 2012 7:06 PMReply

    Bop Decameron....what was wrong with that title? Nothing! "To Rome Woth Love" sounds like this flick with feature Travolta with a horrendous bald cap....still gonna watc it though because it's Woody Allen...in front of the camera....good times!

  • rodie | April 3, 2012 3:03 PMReply

    Bop Decameron was a much better title. But Eisenberg and Page were made for Woody Allen movies. I hope they make more with him.

  • Sal Chicho | April 3, 2012 4:54 PM

    What, "To With Rome Love" (see above) isn't working for you?

  • James D. | April 3, 2012 2:26 PMReply

    I don't care if Allen has changed. Every film of his is a delight. Seeing him back in front of the screen is a delight.

  • Oogle monster | April 3, 2012 2:06 PMReply

    I'm cautiously optimistic especially given his track record. I liked Midnight in Paris but the overwhelming praise left me a little baffled.

  • pt | April 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    Oogle M. , I agree " Midnight In Paris " was highly overrated.

  • Tom | April 3, 2012 1:56 PMReply

    I'm quite excited for this, but the new title is unfortunately generic and bland. There are so many great new faces working with Allen, plus the man himself is back on screen.

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