All Roads Lead to Rome (film)

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All Roads Lead to Rome
All Roads Lead to Rome.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byElla Lemhagen
Produced byMonika Bacardi
Andrea Iervolino
Silvio Muraglia
Written byJosh Appignanesi
Cindy Myers
StarringSarah Jessica Parker
Raoul Bova
Rosie Day
Paz Vega
Claudia Cardinale
Nadir Caselli
Music byAlfonso González Aguilar
CinematographyGergely Pohárnok
Edited byThomas Lagerman
Production
company
Ambi Pictures
Paradox Studios
Distributed byMomentum Pictures (US)
Release date
  • December 16, 2015 (2015-12-16) (Dubai Film Fest)[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
LanguageEnglish
Box office$524,368 [2]

All Roads Lead to Rome is a 2015 romantic comedy film directed by Ella Lemhagen and written by Josh Appignanesi and Cindy Myers. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Raoul Bova, Rosie Day, Paz Vega, and Claudia Cardinale.

Plot[edit]

Set in valleys of Tuscany, Maggie returns to a town where she spent her youth along with her daughter when she comes across her ex Luca and his mother Carmen who live in a villa nearby. Decades earlier Luca and Maggie were wildly in love but she left one day for America and cut off communication with Luca completely. Luca who still harbours feeling for Maggie tries to win her back.

Meanwhile Maggie's daughter Summer is desperate to get back to America to her selfish boyfriend Tyler and Luca's mother Carmen wants to unite and marry her 60's youth flame Marcellino whom she had been recently exchanging love letters with. In the chaos that follows Summer and Carmen steal Luca's car and race for Rome where Carmen and Marcellino have planned secret wedding at a church. Summer initially planning to leave for America via Rome airport on seeing the honor and love of Carmen realizes that she is being used by Tyler and surprisingly finds love in a farmer girl Ermenegilda. Maggie and Luca racing behind the two also bicker about their past and rekindle their love as they head for Rome.

Cast[edit]

  • Sarah Jessica Parker as Maggie Falk, an American journalist revisiting Italy with her rebellious daughter
  • Raoul Bova as Luca, Maggie's former love interest from a visit decades earlier to Italy
  • Claudia Cardinale as Carmen, Luca's mother
  • Rosie Day as Summer Falk, Maggie's daughter
  • Paz Vega as Giulia Carni, a television reporter and Luca's one-time love interest
  • Marco Bonini as Inspector Moravia
  • Nadir Caselli as Valentina, Luca's daughter
  • Shel Shapiro as Marcellino, Carmen's pop group bandmate from the 60s
  • Rocio Muñoz as Ermenegilda, Summer's newfound lesbian love interest

Production[edit]

Casting announcements were made in October 2014.[3][4][5] Shel Shapiro, who plays Carmen's love interest from their 60s pop band in the film, was actually a member of the 60s Italian pop group The Rokes. Rocio Munoz, who helps the troubled Summer realize her lesbian side, is the real life partner of Raoul Bova, the film's male lead – the couple had their first child in December 2015, the same month the film was released.

Filming began on October 20, 2014, in Rome, Italy.[5][6]

Release[edit]

The film saw limited release in international markets, earning just $524,368 in box office receipts.[2]

Momentum Pictures acquired the North American rights to the film in February 2016,[7] releasing it direct-to-video and video on demand for the North American market in March 2016.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dubaifilmfest.com/en/6750/dates.html
  2. ^ a b "All Roads Lead to Rome". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Sneider, Jeff (October 2, 2014). "Sarah Jessica Parker to Star in Romantic Comedy 'All Roads Lead to Rome'". thewrap.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 17, 2014). "Rosie Day Joins 'All Roads Lead To Rome'". deadline.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Anderson, Ariston (October 20, 2014). "Sarah Jessica Parker Starts Shooting 'All Roads Lead to Rome'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Set in (another) City! Sarah Jessica Parker films dramatic scenes for her new movie All Roads Lead To Rome in the Italian capital". dailymail.co.uk. October 21, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Lowe, Kinsey (November 7, 2015). "Sarah Jessica Parker Rom-Com 'All Roads Lead To Rome' Is Acquired By Momentum – AFM". deadline.com. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "All Roads Lead to Rome DVD and Blu-ray". releases.com. Retrieved 2016-03-04.

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