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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
After her return from Rome Beth receives a phone call from Joan, informing her that she is "front page news" due to her climbing into the Fountain of Love. A cutaway shows a newspaper with the headline "Stupidissima". This translates not simply as "stupid", but rather as "the pinnacle of stupidity". See more »
When Beth eventually returns the coins to her stalkers she seems to know exactly which coin belongs to whom. However, this was never established throughout the movie. The only "coin" of whose owner she can be reasonably sure is Nick's poker chip (and even there she gets it wrong, because it was actually thrown into the fountain by Father Dino). See more »
Written by Nathaniel Motte, Sean Foreman
Performed by 3Oh!3 (as 3OH!3) featuring Katy Perry
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"When in Rome" at first glance appears to be your standard romantic comedy, but it's actually worse than that.
I like romantic comedies which have a real-factor to it - that there's a chance that this could happen. But this film is completely ridiculous, and not in a funny way.
They appeared to be going for the laughs more than the romance. The "real" relationship wasn't built up at all so we didn't get to feel any of the love. On top of that, the comedy wasn't even done well. The timing was off, so even half-decent jokes weren't funny. It seemed that all the jokes were written in just to cover up sloppy writing. All of the so-called "twists" and "turns" were lame and seemed to be added at the last minute to overcome a bad plot idea.
I usually find romantic comedies to be harmless fun, but "When in Rome" actually angered me it was so poorly written. It gives the genre a bad name.
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