By THOMAS BOND
Woody Allen’s latest film, “To Rome With Love”, may be a companion piece to his wonderful “Midnight in Paris”, having a style and approach similar to the earlier Oscar-winner. Unfortunately, in Rome we’re bogged down by four unrelated stories with characters that are charming, but mostly never explored to their full potential. And with many of the scenes taking place indoors, I never found myself being transported to the titular city as I was so completely with “Midnight”. I will give props to Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, and Ellen Page for some fine acting and comedic timing, and double-props to Woody for still being able to dead-pan like no other. I hate to compare films, but when your opening title sequence uses the same style and font as the last one you made, can you expect me not to? This one could have been great, but its production value and style suggested it may have been rushed.
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