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To Rome With Love Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page

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Rome becomes the backdrop for non-related stories of several locals and visitors who find themselves in amusing situations. American Hayley gets into a whirlwind romance with an Italian, and when her parents meet his parents, Hayley's dad Jerry, discovers that his future in-law Giancarlo sings opera very well. The only hitch is, he can only do it while in the shower. Jerry is a music producer, so he finds ways to give Giancarlo stardom. He puts up an opera, with an actual shower on stage, to accommodate Giancarlo's singing. The other story is about a young married Italian couple Antonio and Milly who check into a hotel. Milly leaves awhile, and with Antonio's relatives coming over, they mistake a prostitute Anna for Milly. Antonio and Anna play the charade of husband and wife, all while Anna seduces Antonio who is shy and awkward. Meanwhile, Milly is invited to a film shoot and meets her idol Luca, who seduces her. After a day of being separated and getting into wild circumstances, the couple reunite, renewed and happier. Then there's the story of Leopoldo, who lives a boring life and one day wakes up a star being followed by the paparazzi. He enjoys the new lifestyle, but soon becomes tired of it until the paparazzi suddenly shift their attentions to another guy. He's a nobody again and realizes he will always want what he doesn't have. The last character is John who visits his old apartment in Rome and runs into Jack. Jack has a girlfriend Sally who has a best friend actress Monica coming over to visit. Monica is reputed to be very sexual, and John warns Jack not to become involved. Regardless of the warnings, Jack is smitten with her and thinks he's met his match. He gives into temptation. Though one day, Monica gets a call from an agent and is assigned a new film, and drops Jack like a hot potato. Jack realizes her shallowness and wishes that he should have just listened to John.
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Best part of story, including ending: I think the setting was more the star of this movie than the actual characters.

Best scene in story: When Monica talks to her agent on the phone and starts becoming all-Hollywoody.

Opinion about the main character: Jack is as shallow as Monica, for even starting a relationship with her.

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

Script Analysis of To Rome With Love

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of group of friends

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   architect Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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