This lush, beautiful love letter to Rome follows in the footsteps of such Italian classics as Rossellini's Rome, Open City and Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Ostensibly the film trails after an intellectual playboy (Toni Servillo) on the eve of his 65th birthday. As he gads about the Eternal City, popping in on penthouses, parties and high-society get-togethers, he examines his lifelong love/hate relationship with this ancient, much-storied setting. Gorgeous, carnivalesque, satirical and melancholy in the best, most Fellini-esque way, The Great Beauty is a decadent cinematic feast. A Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Film and an Oscar front runner for the same.142 minutes Unrated.