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When in Rome (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 January 2010 (USA)
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Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

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Beth is a hard working career woman whose last relationship says that she puts her work above him so he left her. When he tells her he found another career woman and is willing to stick it out with her and is engaged to her, Beth feels that there is no one for her. And when she goes to Rome to attend her sister's impromptu wedding and after meeting the best man, Nick, she's attracted to him but after seeing him with another woman, she gets drunk and goes into the famed Fountain of Love and takes some coins thrown by people looking for love. When she goes back to New York four men start coming onto her. And Nick keeps calling her asking her out. She later learns that what she did--is a no no. It seems legend says that if you take a coin out of the fountain the person who threw it will fall in love with who took the coin. So she has to find a way to break the curse. And she wonders if Nick, whom she likes, is with her cause he wants to or if he is under the spell. Written by

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All is fair in love and Rome. See more »


Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fuente del amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,350,041 (USA) (29 January 2010)


£61,512 (UK) (25 June 2010)

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While standing in the Fountain of Love at the beginning of the Film, Beth looks down at the coins and though she's in Rome, most of the change is in US currency. See more »


Nick's apartment scene obviously a set. When Nick first takes Beth back to his apartment, his friend comes to his door with a six pack of beer. Twice Nick slams the door shut in his friend's face, and each time the door slams, the entire surrounding walls bend and shake. See more »


Puck: Six beers enter. No beers leave!
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Painfully Bad
30 January 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie is painfully bad. What is truly sad about this, besides the fact that I wasted two full-priced movie tickets on it, is that both leads are charming and likable. Unfortunately, the script here is about as terrible as one can be.

Seriously. The FIRST SCENE features dialog that makes you squirm in pain. It is simply awkward, unnatural, and unfunny. It makes you think, "Should I get out and ask for refund?" The answer is yes. There a few decent moments during the 75 minutes that this movie actually runs, but it is difficult to appreciate them because there are so very many BAD moments. (75 minutes? Yes. Imagine what was left on the cutting room floor.) And not just bad moments, moments that fall flat on their face which are made worse because you know that they (the writers, director, producers) thought these were going to be great laughs. Of course, I could be wrong and the professionals mentioned above simply didn't care. They were getting a paycheck whether this movie was awful or not.

I would have given this movie 1 star, but I gave it two because both Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel impressed me. It makes me sad to think that it is possible these young, promising actors are going to have this terrible movie on their resumes. It would be even worse if some studio doofus who didn't see this movie ends up saying, "That Kristen Bell, she can't carry a movie. 'When In Rome' proved that." Such a shame to waste talent like that.

Wait to see this wreck on cable, and when you see it on cable I bet you don't make it through the whole 1:15.

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