Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig. 112 min. Rated R. USA/Italy/Spain. Comedy/Drama.
Allen is such a genius. He writes and directs these light-hearted comedies, but suddenly you realize what deep concepts he's touched upon. Here, through intertwined short stories, he analyzes different aspects of fame and fidelity, and lets you decide which angle you sympathize with, and which logic makes most sense. Like always, lovely actors hurl great dialogue with such rapidity, you can't catch up, and want to watch the movie again as soon as its over. Among them Benigni and Cruz shine the most (doesn't she always?), but it's more the ensemble that keeps you smiling throughout. Keep filming, Woody.