6.5/10
46,218
145 user 123 critic

Casanova (2005)

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
3,662 ( 154)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Paprizzio
...
...
Lupo
...
Donato
...
Dalfonso
...
Casanova's Mother
...
Mother's Lover / Tito
...
...
...
...
Guardi
Paddy Ward ...
Vittorio
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's no greater adventure than true love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Казанова  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,294,832 (USA) (14 April 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the short sword fight at the end of the film when they are running away Oliver Platt takes off his cape and fights with it just as Oliver Reed did as Athos in The Three Musketeers (1973). Oliver Platt played Porthos in the 1993 version of The Three Musketeers (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Francesca Bruni jumps from the gallows to the horse, the stunt double is wearing a black wig, but Francesca's hair is auburn brown. See more »

Quotes

Casanova: Do we have a spare sword?
Lupo: Yea we do.
See more »

Crazy Credits

BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

Connections

References Scaramouche (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture
from the Pastorale "Naïs"
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great fun; witty, funny and great performances
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the film earlier this week with friends at a preview. Surprisingly there was not a large crowd. However, that was not the only surprise. The film itself was a surprise. Heath Ledger, not as handsome as usual, was lots of fun, however, as Casanova. Oliver Platt takes some physical risks in this role - if you consider partial nudity a risk for a man Platt's size and shape. All of my friends enjoyed the film. I wasn't expecting the film to be such a romp! It was very successful at being funny! I attribute to Verdi's Don Giovanni. There is even the comic relief of the side kick, Leperello. The plot has a few surprises, and everyone in the film has a good time, except for maybe Jeremy Irons. Lots of fun!


48 of 82 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?