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Ellen Page And Greta Gerwig

From Woody Allen’s latest “To Rome With Love,” we talk with young actresses Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig.

A screen grab from the trailer of "To Rome With Love." (AP)

A screen grab from the trailer of “To Rome With Love.” (AP)

Actress Ellen Page made her name as the tough, conflicted pregnant teen in Juno.  Actress Greta Gerwig zoomed up through the indie film world into Greenberg with Ben Stiller.  Lola Versus.  Arthur, with Russell Brand.  Now, Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig are starring in the latest Woody Allen film, To Rome With Love.

Woody Allen’s been on a European tour lately.  London.  Paris.  Barcelona.  Now the Eternal city, Rome, with Gerwig and Page.  They’re young.  They’re smart.  They’re hot.  And they’re with us.

This hour, On Point:  Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig on Rome, Allen and the movies.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Ellen Page, an actress, she appears in the new Woody Allen film, “To Rome With Love.” She was nominated for Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her role in “Juno.”

Greta Gerwig, an actress, director, playwrite. She appears in the new Woody Allen film, “To Rome With Love.”

From Tom’s Reading List

The Daily News “The New York filmmaker lands in the last of those with Friday’s “To Rome With  Love,” a typical Allenesque roundelay of love and melancholia starring Ellen  Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin and Roberto Benigni.”

Video: Trailer

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Amad Mio, Amore Mio  — Starlight Orchestra

Mio Dolce Sogno  — Butch Baldassari, Jeff Taylor, Jack Jezzro

Nel Blu DipintoDdi Blu (Volare) — Steven Bernstein’s Neapolitan Orchestra

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