I went to see To Rome with Love tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it, but only after I realized that it was no Midnight in Paris. I’ve been itching to see this movie because of the outstanding cast… and the fact that it’s Woody Allen, and it didn’t disappoint.
In a way, it was also a very intellectually stimulating movie. However, at times the movie becomes a little “preachy” so here are some lessons I learned:
1. Famous people are happier than everyone else
2. People look to famous people who are famous… for being famous, to mimic their lifestyle (but I guess I already knew that from the Kardshians)
3. ADULTERY IS A-OKAY
4. You can con your way into seeming cultured by memorizing one line from every poet.
5. Everything goes back to the way it was over time. People don’t change.
One thing that I’m still contemplating from this movie is how Alec Baldwin was a real character and Jesse Eisenberg’s conscience.
It really was a great evening, and a very enjoyable movie.
The moral of the story is: Woody Allen took his character so seriously that he made entire movie a representation of Jerry: a composer who is desperately trying to be ahead of his time and keep from retirement by finding amazing talent and featuring it in a wonderful opera performance. *Spoiler* The reviews praise the character’s voice, while eloquently calling him (the writer and director) an imbecile. *Spoiler*