It's got to be tough being actor Michael Cera these days. Cera, the male lead in the critically acclaimed teen pregnancy movie, Juno, has the same general look, feel, and demeanor as Jesse Eisenberg, but because Eisenberg is the "bigger name."
Woody Allen's To Rome With Love is a valentine to that city, rendered through a series of semi-connected stories set in the Italian hub. It's light and frothy, mixing silliness, romance, magic realism and absurdity.
Everyone loves Woody Allen. At a press conference at the Regency for his new film To Rome With Love on Tuesday, reporters took that as a given, asking his actors how they get past their own adoration for the auteur.
It's an old story that's not often told or told well in Hollywood, but this year's Sundance Film Festival premiered two films that showcase addiction and all its glorious collateral damage with effective grace and a deft touch.