Woody Allen has hit home runs with European-set films Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point and Midnight in Paris, but can he do it again in Italy? We'll have our answer with To Rome With Love, which follows another star-studded cast as their love lives get a little more complicated in — you guessed it — Rome. This time, the line-up includes Jesse Eisenberg as a guy who's seduced by his girlfriend's friend (Ellen Page), Penélope Cruz as an Italian prostitute, and Allen himself wearing some pants that are pulled up very high.
As with Midnight in Paris, it's obvious that the setting is going to be a major character here, which is enough of a reason for me to be enticed by the film. My only gripe is that Page seems a bit miscast as the boyfriend-stealing sexpot, but I can definitely see her and Eisenberg as a match. Watch the trailer when you read more.
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