When in Rome, do as the Romans do. In this case, Woody Allen brings the tourist perspective of the city adding some awkwardly-in-love couples to make a nice postcard. Rome is beautiful but this movie could have shown a little more love for it.
Could have benefited from less characters and more cohesive story-telling. I.E. The scenes with Benigni's character suffering through fame are funny and well taken but as a whole don't really appear to fit in the film.But for every review I heard about this film it still managed to be better than my expectations. All in all, Allen is still a filmmaker I enjoy & Rome is no exception.
Really messy screenplay, with way too many muddled characters and plot-lines, but that's the thing with minds like Woody Allen's: sometimes they get ahead of themselves and just wander. A deliciously funny and witty film nonetheless.
Some parts reminded me a bit of his film "Celebrity." I felt, overall, the film was pretty flat with some funny moments. It was average. Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, and Alec Baldwin were wonderful though. I wish the entire film was just dedicated to that storyline. Page was SO good.
What can I say... I love W.A. at his best and at his worst, having said that, this movie is far from being his worst. I laughed my heart out like I did with the "early, funny ones". It is true that the script is a bit random at times but at the end the film rounds up just fine. Eisenberg does a great Allen Alter-ego just as Owen Wilson did in Midnight in Paris and Baldwin plays a great "Grillo Parlante".
I don't care, I found this pretty funny, pretty well-directed. and I laugh so many times. got scared with myself of how many time I did smiled in things that often I don't find funny. I liked it very much. it's a fun trip to Rome. I recommend.