Casanova Movie Review Summary

Actors: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Casanova

A notorious lover meets his match in a feisty independent woman. Casanova is young, handsome, and lives life with reckless abandon. He is Venice's famous lover, leaving a trail of satisfied women and broken hearts. His romantic misadventures irritate the church, thus he is on their "hit list." He finds sympathy from the Doge who tells him that he must find a wife soon, to get the heat off him. He is paired with the virginal Victoria, the paramour of a man named Giovani Bruni. Meanwhile, Francesca, Giovani's sister, is a feminist who borrows the identity of her brother to fight for her cause. When Casanova meets her, he is instantly attracted. But, Francesca is engaged to a rich older man Paprizzio. When Paprizzio arrives in Venice, Casanova assumes his identity to woo Francesca. Casanova is first challenged by Francesca's disinterest in him, but later learns to love her for real. When Francesca's farce is discovered, she is sentenced to death. Casanova's past catches up to him, and he too is sentenced for execution. However, the two are pardoned at the last minute. Casanova leaves his wild life behind to be with Francesca, while Giovani becomes the new "Casanova."
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a period piece rom-com.

Best scene in story: When you see Casanova getting into trouble because of all his women.

Opinion about the main character: Casanova is a child who likes things he cannot have. I find this motivation to be a weak one when it comes to him trying to land Francesca.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   distant past Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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