I could go on and mention any film that involves a slutty anorexic American teenage girl, a parent frantically searching for a child who has wondered off or a widow/er making a fresh start in a new city. They would almost all inevitably be better than Genova which is always dull, largely cliched, often nasty and when it touches any emotions at all does so with blatant manipulation.
Colin Firth's talent is worthy of much better material and the themes the film is supposedly trying to tackle also warrant a more subtle, thoughtful vehicle. Maybe Michael Winterbottom, like Woody Allen when he made Vicki, Christina, Barcelona in that city, had to be in Genova for some reason and thought 'how can I quickly cobble together a movie set here?' Unlike Allen though being entertaining didn't seem to figure in his plans, oh, and he also ran out of film before he gave his story any kind of conclusion!
Mr Darcy incognito hoping to sleep off this unappealing project