”Anthony and Audrey developed a really good relationship, and he brought out a facet of her personality I had never seen before. At times, they acted like two young kids. I would say Tony seemed like a brother to Audrey and watched over her. If he saw her sitting by herself on the set, maybe looking a little sad, he would jump in, shaking her chair until he had her laughing, or getting her a cup of tea, telling her a joke - anything that would perk up her spirits.”
i saw ‘to rome with love’ today. i was having a really exhausting and slightly lonely day so on my way home i decided to go to the cinema by myself, since i was passing by anyway and i saw people run inside and it was almost 18:30. i must say, 1) i laughed a lot, 2) i got really annoyed by a gentleman singing to all of the italian songs in the movie quite loudly, 3) i thought that overall it was a nice film and pretty cheeky and 4) typical allen, but i also have to state that 5) he is really exaggerating. alright, not everybody likes his sense of humour, i usually do, i also liked ‘scoop’ a lot although most people i know hated it — but some jokes can get really boring when they are repeated subsequently. in the same movie. in a two-minute-timespan. it’s like somebody’s telling you a joke and you laugh the first time but he wants to entertain you more so he repeats the punch line five times in a row and your smile freezes at the end. i’m all for repetitive elements as long as they’re used in a witty and elegant way but in this movie, i thought it was pretty extreme. and yes, clichés are a nice thing to use and self-irony is one of the best things in the world … but like i said: not so much anymore when you’re harping on about them. i don’t like when ‘fun’ is being imposed on me. on the whole, i DID like the film, really, it also had some twists that you’re required to watch while imagining woody winking at you - but i don’t think i’d watch it a second time.