In Woody Allen's ensemble comedy TO ROME WITH LOVE, various lives intersect in the Italian city. The characters include architect John (Alec Baldwin), a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) in love with his girlfriend's best friend, an opera director (Woody Allen) who finds an undiscovered talent in an unexpected place, and Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni), who inadvertently becomes one of the most famous people in Rome.
"Woody Allen has become such a beguiling travel agent that he rolls through these stories with a relaxed effervescence that is rather infectious." -- Grade: B- (Entertainment Weekly)
"To accommodate the ebb and flow of ideas, nearly everything about the film is fluid, including what is real and what is imagined." (Los Angeles Times)
3 stars out of 4 -- "The best of the stories in TO ROME WITH LOVE involves Allen himself..." (Chicago Sun-Times)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t has pleasures galore....Cinematographer Darius Khondji uses the city as a canvas to paint with color and light." (Rolling Stone)