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All Roads Lead to Rome

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lackluster mother-daughter comedy has teen drug use.

Movie PG-13 2016 90 minutes
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Although it has some mildly amusing moments, this romantic comedy set in Italy is predictable, problematic, and uninspired. Parker is used to playing mothers at this point in her career, but she has zero chemistry with both her on-screen daughter and her potential love interest (Bouva was also an Italian object of amore in Under the Tuscan Sun opposite Diane Lane, with whom he shared a more palpable connection). The screwball comedy elements of missed opportunities, miscommunication, and couples falling on top of each other isn't matched by the witty banter necessary to be worth watching.

Iconic Italian actress Carnivale is intriguing as Luca's mom, who desperately needs a ride to Rome and finds the perfect partner in young Summer. Their single-minded mission to drive to Rome is in the name of love, but there's nothing all that compelling about the two of them speeding off together as Luca and Maggie try in vain to follow. Vega is supposed to add a soapy twist to the proceedings as a gorgeous TV personality who keeps portraying Summer as a juvenile delinquent who kidnapped Luca's mom -- in hopes of securing Luca's romantic attention. But any moviegoer will know who ends up with whom from the first moment Luca shows up on screen. There's nothing original about this movie, but ultimately it's more a disappointment than it is awful.

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