A completely insufferable character with absolutely no redeeming qualities, a misogynistic and drunken mess of a human being. After 2 hours of watching this absolutely repulsive man, we're somehow supposed to dredge up our empathy at the onset of his alzheimers? Please. I doubt very much that Miss Taylor saw this movie (very lucky for her), as the 1970s Rome locations were so obviously spelled out. The novel was set in 1950s Paris, Ella.