Woody Allen has directed and written the script for the film as well. He also plays a pivotal role in the movie. To Rome with Love tops on the 'performance' front. A 'not-so-impressive' script with some terrific performance by the huge star-cast - this is what To Rome with Love is all about. There is a feel-good factor combined with the scenic beauty of Rome, which makes it an endearing flick.
There are four sub-plots.....
1) A young Italian couple who arrive in Rome for their honeymoon. They are funny, and provide ample dosage of adult humour.
2) A retired opera director (Woody Allen) and his wife (Judy Davis) who come to Rome to meet their future son-in-law, instead end up talent hunting.
3) Architect (Alec Baldwin) who gets nostalgic and travels down memory lane, thanks to a young architecture student (Jesse Eisenberg) living in Rome.
4) A local resident of Rome (Roberto Benigni) who one fine day finds himself a part of the elite crowd.
Woody Allen, as usual, doesn't let you down, and once again proves that he is a terrific actor. Penelope Cruz looks very glamourous and convincing as a young married lady. As said earlier, the film rocks because of the performance by all the stars. So, it would be unfair to single out any particular actor. Power-packed performances by all!
Overall, To Rome with Love can be watched once for sure.
Cast: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg
Direction: Woody Allen