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Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

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Casanova's Mother
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Guardi (as Phil Davis)
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Vittorio
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Storyline

Casanova is in love with Francesca, who thinks he is a friend of himself even though he is engaged to Victoria, who is the love of Giovanni, Francesca's brother. Francesca is betrothed to Paprizzio who thinks Casanova is the feminist writer Guardi, who is really Francessca's nomme de plume. Amidst all these secret identities and misunderstandings, the Catholic Church sends Pucci to bring Casanova and Guardi to trial for heresy. Written by Ploy P.

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A partially true story about lies told, virtue lost and love found. See more »


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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

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$231,077 (USA) (23 December 2005)

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$11,294,832 (USA) (14 April 2006)
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Although playing some of the movie's main characters, Oliver Platt and Jeremy Irons are not in the first third of the movie. Platt first appears at the 42nd minute and Irons at the 44th. See more »

Goofs

During the first duel, right before Francesca is unmasked, she goes from hat on, to hat fallen off, to hat back on within the space of a second. See more »

Quotes

Actor: Has the ice man come?
Beautiful Masked Woman: Yes, and he comes again tomorrow!
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 December 2005 (2005) See more »

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Overture from La Madrilena
Music by Vicente Martín y Soler
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Excellent
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was an excellent movie. I came into the theater expecting a good movie, and left the theater with my expectations having been surpassed.

It was funnier than I thought; but the humor was not all that made this movie excellent. Heath Ledger played the lady-charmer Casanova wonderfully, showing insight into why so many women would fall for this man, and how he escaped being caught before.

This movie is rated R, but with barely any reason for it - don't feel unable to bring your preteens to this film, because there is no nudity, only hints of sex scenes, and really, that is not the focus of this film. This film focuses on a man who had a superficial idea of love, and how he discovers what true love is - and the adventures and trials he goes through in the discovery.

All the actors did a great job in this movie, in my opinion. The costumes are lovely, the scenery lavish Venice, and the dialog so enchanting, the movie would not have been at all as delightful without such witty dialog.

There is suspense in this movie as, again and again, you think that Casanova will be caught in his tricks, and wonder at his ability to not be caught. The chase scenes are original, the epiphanies and romance grin-inducing, and the ending is absolutely superb.

Go to this movie if you are not a historical nitpick and simply want to have a good time seeing a good movie. It's a fun one!


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