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Sarah Jessica Parker flies from New York to Italy for a picturesque getaway under the Tuscan sun, but Hollywood cliches follow her through customs in “All Roads Lead to Rome,” a combination romance, farce and road movie that whiffs in all three departments. Though Parker’s assured performance, along with the enchanting backdrop, eases the action toward harmless gentility, they’re hijacked by a plot that mimics the plate-spinning business of classic screwball, but moves at agonizing half-speed. The journey to Rome is a long one, but the audience is always 300 kilometers ahead, sipping cappuccino on the Piazza Navona while waiting for the filmmakers to catch up. Little revenue will squeeze through its brief theatrical window in February, but the Parker name might carry this modest excursion further on home video and streaming.
Before the title “All Roads Lead to Rome” even appears on the screen, the film is already breathlessly laying out the plot, »
- Scott Tobias
The movie revolves around an uptight woman named Maggie (Parker) and her former Italian lover, Luca, who go on a road trip across scenic Italy pursuing Maggie’s rebellious teenage daughter who tries desperately to return to New York while Luca’s mother is on a secret mission of love.
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Raoul Bova, Rosie Day, Claudia Cardinale and Paz Vega, this hilarious road trip across Italy from writer/director Ella Lemhagen comes to theaters and on-demand February 5th.
- Michelle McCue
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