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(2012) (Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Minor
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor

Comedy: Various couples and others must deal with unexpected developments as they spend time in Rome.
Jerry (WOODY ALLEN) is a retired if neurotic classical music producer and opera director who's flying to Rome with his wife, Phyllis (JUDY DAVIS), to see their daughter, Hayley (ALISON PILL), and her new fiancÚ, Michelangelo (FLAVIO PARENTI). Jerry doesn't think much of that match or Italy in general, but changes his tune when he happens to hear Michelangelo's mortician father, Giancarlo (FABIO ARMILIATO), singing in the shower. Recognizing a natural talent, Jerry tries his best to convince the funeral home director that he could be famous if he sang for others.

Someone who's already famous, but for reasons unknown and sudden for him is Leopoldo (ROBERTO BENIGNI), husband to Sofia (MONICA NAPPO) and father to their children. An otherwise unremarkable man, he's suddenly thrust into the spotlight as the press abruptly descends upon him, wanting to capture his every action, word and thought on the most trivial of things.

Another timid but certainly not famous man, Antonio (ALESSANDRO TIBERI), has arrived in Rome with his new bride, Milly (ALESSANDRA MASTRONARDI), to meet extended family members in hopes of working for their business. But that goes awry when Milly gets lost while trying to find a hairdresser and then happens to run into her favorite actor, Luca Salta (ANTONIO ALBANESE), while a prepaid prostitute, Anna (PENLEOPE CRUZ), mistakes Antonio as her client, resulting in him having to try to pass her off as his wife to his aunts and uncles.

Seasoned architect John (ALEC BALDWIN) is also in Rome searching for the place he once lived, and that's when he runs into architectural student Jack (JESSE EISENBERG) who's living there with his girlfriend, Sally (GRETA GERWIG). She's invited her promiscuous friend, Monica (ELLEN PAGE), to stay with them, although she's concerned that Jack might fall for her seductive charms, a possibility that John confirms as he watches over the developments.

As the days and weeks pass, the various people must contend with those and other unexpected developments that arise as they spend time in The Eternal City.

Unless they're fans of someone in the cast or films by Woody Allen, it doesn't seem that likely.
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