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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
The scenes in the Guggenheim Museum were filmed during an actual exhibition by Cai Guo-Qiang called "I Want To Believe": The cars in the main entrance suspended from the roof was a piece entitled "Inopportune: Stage One"; The tigers with arrows protruding from them is "Inopportune: Stage Two"; The taxidermy wolves (which the coin rolls between as Beth runs after it) is a piece entitled "Head On". 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 »
I've got a question... why do you keep giving me my poker chips?
Because you deserve to have it back. You threw them into the fountain and wished for love, and I don't want to keep it anymore!
No I didn't.
Then who did?
I have no idea.
Then this... is all real?
[Nick starts to answer and then stops himself. He climbs into the fountain with Beth and drops the poker chip in the water]
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The cast is shown dancing as the credits roll. See more »
Written by Nathaniel Motte, Sean Foreman
Performed by 3Oh!3 (as 3OH!3) featuring Katy Perry
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Well if you saw the trailers you know the premise, girl in Rome decides to pick up coins from a fountain, which invokes the original owner when the coin was tossed to fall in love with her....
First, they missed the comedic opportunity to have ONE of those people be a girl, but whatever; I guess it is only men who toss coins in the fountain in hope of love.
What was on the screen was fine. The actors all gave comedic performances up to that of previous RomCom formula films. The problem with the film is what is NOT there. This film seems to suffer from being over edited and cut down to 91 minutes. We get a short set-up to TRY and empathize with the leads and we get no (and I mean ZERO) background on the other men competing for love other than their career choice, before watching them behave silly. At the end we get a very brief explanation of from where each love stricken pursuer life was prior to being hoodwinked, but its too late and provides no fulfillment.
The movie plays out many jokes and gags that have no pay off since there was nothing behind them. There are a few moments where a punch-line obviously had some meaning in the relationships of the characters, but seems unfunny as the meat and plot behind the joke is missing.
In the end, we get a shell of a movie, it has a nice frosting but the cake has been stripped!! It seemed like if they had left, some of what was obviously cut, in the film it could have been really good. But the final product we get lacks anything memorable.
Skip at the high priced theater, and wait for video.
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