Love For “To Rome With Love”? No!

I am the world’s number one Judy Davis fan, so I had some hopes for “To Rome With Love,” Woody Allen’s latest. But Todd McCarthy, the most reliable movie critic in America, has dashed my expectations: ‘Woody Allen scored artistically and commercially on his European tour stops in London, Barcelona and Paris but gets a face full of linguini for his efforts on “To Rome With Love.” At its worst squirm- and grimace-inducing, this is an ultra-upscale touristy spin through the Eternal City as if arranged by the concierge at the Excelsior Hotel. Rehashing gags and motifs familiar from various previous Allen films, all of them better done the first time around, the Sony Pictures Classics release might benefit initially from the good will generated by last year’s “Midnight in Paris,” Allen’s biggest hit ever, but word-of-mouth will nip hopeful expectations in the bud.’

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