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Director: Woody Allen
Release Date: June 22, 2012
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Synopsis: A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.
Why We're Excited: After the career-high of Midnight in Paris, which became Woody Allen's highest-grossing movie since Hannah and Her Sisters and won the filmmaker his fourth Oscar, the writer-director turns his eye towards the capital of Italy -- and steps in front of the camera on this go-round on what appears from the trailer to be an anthology-style film. (We could be wrong - as per usual, plot developments are still under wraps.) Will lightning strike twice and make this another (European) success for the Woodman?
Why We're Not: It's the cast here -- which also includes Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alison Pill, Alec Baldwin, and a va-va-voom Penélope Cruz in a tight red dress -- that seems like the major draw here and not the storytelling, which made Midnight in Paris such a surprisingly dreamy delight. And we won't comment on Roberto Benigni's return to American cinema until we see it.
Trivia: The first title for the movie was the intriguing The Bop Decameron, which was later changed to the more tongue-in-cheek Nero Fiddles, which was changed again to the current, obviously-created-by-a-marketing-team title.