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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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All is fair in love and Rome. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,350,041, 31 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,669,555, 11 April 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dax Shepard appears as one of Kristen Bell's would-be suitors. He would later become her real life husband. See more »


In the initial aerial shots of Rome the cars are driving backwards. See more »


Nick: [Repeated line] I did not see that coming.
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The cast is shown dancing as the credits roll. See more »


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Written by Nathaniel Motte, Sean Foreman
Performed by 3Oh!3 (as 3OH!3) featuring Katy Perry
Courtesy of Photo Finish Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Katy Perry appears Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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8 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

A very predictable Rom(e)-com, that some might not even feel qualifies for the "com" tag. But that would a bit too harsh. The movie tries hard and it sometimes succeeds (imo) in achieving just that (put a smile on your face).

Kristen Bell and some of the men almost save the day. But the chemistry between her and the lead isn't really the best. It's also not the best walk on a line between comedy and romance. But still that could be called nitpicking. And why would you want to do that, if you can just sit back and enjoy this as a boyfriend/girlfriend movie experience, instead of thinking too much about it?

I think I might have overlooked a few flaws, just because of the likability of Kristen and the charm of most of the cast.

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