Recently I saw a couple Woody Allen movies, To Rome with Love, and Midnight in Paris. I liked them both but found it interesting that David Denby in the New Yorker thought “To Rome with Love” was the far better movie whereas Roger Ebert thought “Midnight in Paris” was clearly the better.
After reading Ebert’s review of Midnight in Paris, I think I agree with him, although I didn’t like the beginning of the movie so much. That’s because I felt the leading character, Gil, was embarrassingly awkward in his attitude toward the “pseudo-intellectual”, Salvador. The fascinating part of the movie came later with Gil meeting the well-known literary people from the past.
To Rome with Love was pretty fascinating too with the fast paced action in Rome and that amazing bunch of characters. So, I’ll have to say I liked both movies about the same.