Woody Allen has had considerable success using foreign locales, certainly recently with "Midnight in Paris," and he takes that approach again with this enjoyable comedy that set several stories in Italy.
Writer-director Allen himself plays an opera director who unexpectedly starts a new chapter, while Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network") plays a young man who falls for his girlfriend's friend (Ellen Page, "Juno") as an architect (Alec Baldwin) advises him. Judy Davis, Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Penelope Cruz - who was helped to an Oscar by Allen in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" - and fellow Oscar winner Roberto Benigni also star. DVD extra: "making-of" documentary. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)
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