Casanova

Casanova

DVD - 2006
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MPAA rating: R; for some sexual content.
Casanova has to begin searching for a wife. He is a womanizer with many conquests and if he cannot show he is living a more respectable life, the Church will throw him out of Venice. He is quickly engaged to Victoria, a woman with a pure reputation. As soon as that is arranged, he meets Francesca, a feminist who hates all he stands for. He pretends to be someone else to get into her good graces, and soon finds out she is engaged to Papprizzio, a man whom she has never met. Meanwhile, arriving in Venice to find Casanova, is Pucci, one of the Vatican's most known and feared inquisitors. Francesca falls in love with Casanova, who is pretending to be the Lard king himself. Francesca's brother Donato is in love with Victoria and her mother Andrea wants Francesca to marry a man of substance.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2006, ©2005
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 9780788860324
0788860321
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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rslade
Jan 13, 2013

Great romantic comedy: this is not a dark "Marquis d' Sade" Casanova. Feels a lot like a Shakespeare (or possibly Moliere) comedy: mistaken identities, tricks, disguises, and a completely hopeless situation resolved by a Deus (or at least Cardinal) ex machina. Plus a little "Princess Bride" (courtesy of the Dread Pirate Roberts idea).

theorbys Aug 16, 2012

Entertaining for the most part, but a tad long for something so lightweight. The best part was the beautiful period recreation of Venice circa 1750, but Lena Olin was very nice to look at too.

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GGirl
Jun 08, 2010

Entertaining, funny, light and easy to watch film.

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mbazal
Jun 04, 2010

My favourite movie of all time! Heath Ledger was so great in this!

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dvdbff
May 27, 2010

What eye candy! If you agree, see "Marie Antoinette" with Kirsten Dunst.

Re: "eye candy"... Heath Ledger AND the opulence of mid 18th century Venice.

As they say in the film, and I agree, having been there, Venice really is the most romantic city in the world.

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zorg
Apr 13, 2009

a great, witty film.
heath ledger's acting is so different than in the dark knight, you could hardly believe it's the same guy

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kirsten
Nov 02, 2008

i love this movie - heath ledger was fantastic!

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mbazal
Jun 04, 2010

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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mbazal
Jun 04, 2010

Heath Ledger starts in the scandalously funny adventure Casanova. After a lifetime of women falling head of heels in love with him, the world's legendary ladies' man meets the love of his life - the one woman who thinks he's a total heel. Comic chaos ensues a hilarious whirl of misadventures, disguises and mistaken identities as the love-struck Casanova tries to win the heart of the fiery feminist who wants nothing to do with the man she thinks he is.

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mbazal
Jun 04, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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mbazal
Jun 04, 2010

"Be the flame - not the moth." - Casanova

"Give me a man who is man enough to give himself just to the woman who is worth him. If that woman were me I would love him alone and forever." - Francesca Bruni

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