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Trailer Watch: Woody Allen's 'To Rome with Love'; We're Already Nostalgic for 'Paris'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 3, 2012 at 5:08PM

Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" looks more like "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" than "Midnight in Paris," which is bad news. It would be difficult to top the charm of "Midnight," even with a luscious Penelope Cruz.
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"To Rome with Love."
"To Rome with Love."

Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" looks more like "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" than "Midnight in Paris," which is bad news. It would be difficult to top the charm of "Midnight," even with a luscious Penelope Cruz.

Despite the tourist setting, "Rome"'s interwoven quirky romantic narratives and sprawling ensemble--including Allen himself as well as Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Judy Davis and Roberto Benigni--doesn't sell quite as easily as the romantic literary Paris nostalgia of "Midnight."

Italy gets the first bite of "Rome" on April 20 (which precludes a Cannes bow), while the US will wait until June 22. Check out the trailer below.

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, Video, comedy, Woody Allen, Woody Allen, Directors


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.