Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt (1725 - 1798) is the famous venetian who made the ways of debauchery elegant and glamourous in his famous accounts titled Story of My Life (Histoire de ma vie).
1725 - 1798
The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin, Oliver Platt, Omid Djalili, Lauren Cohan, Charlie Cox, Natalie Dormer, Victoria Arbiter
In this 2005 adaptation with Heath Ledger movie makers take a different and interesting approach.
The film opens with an 18th century old man writing in his home the accounts and adventures of Giacomo.
Shortly after we are taken right into the story.
Wow, right at the outset we are presented with his promiscuous ways. But we can't expect anything else from such a film and such film makers as those in Hollywood.
I was hoping for a little more history though, instead I got a sort of an Alfie of the 1700s.
Needless to say, you won't find this film very educational at all but one that will awaken a lascivious imagination and desire. That, of course, is up to you.
With that said, and after I got over my immediate dislike of it, I found myself watching a sort of fun but very sexual chick flick. Don't get me wrong, I knew what I was getting myself into, but I definitely did not expect it to be so dirty.
|What We Look For||History Movies Rating||Movie Content|
|Movie Quality and Overall movie experience:||
|Good or bad for kids:||
Keep your teens away from this film!
No one under 18, or immature adults
|Plot & Setting:||
Rarely do I watch special features before a film and I was glad I did. I got excited to watch the film and perhaps enjoy.
|Sexual Stuff and Nudity:||
Mmmm.. should I say it again?
All about it..
None to worry about.
|Language and Vulgarity:||
There are rarely any curse words, but the sexual innuendo is all over the place.
|Modern Culture Influence:|
|Vices, addictions, drugs, alcohol:||
The usual drinking of wine in the 1700s.
Movie is obviously made with the notion of our day, the indulgences of all kinds of pleasures, especially sexual.
|Message / Educational:||
the sexual stuff
A beautiful setting and a creative take on the story of Giacomo.