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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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Did you ever wish for the impossible? See more »

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

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Also Known As:

La fuente del amor  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$32,669,555 (USA) (9 April 2010)
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Jon Heder's character, a goth street magician, is a parody of famous illusionist Criss Angel (in both looks and magic tricks performed) See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[last lines]
Nick: I've got a question... why do you keep giving me my poker chips?
Beth: 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!
Nick: [looking confused] No I didn't.
Beth: You didn't?
Nick: No!
Beth: Then who did?
Nick: I have no idea.
Beth: 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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Heart Bling
Written by Chad Wolf and Sofi Bonde
Performed by Sofi Bonde
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not Oscar-winning, but funny
30 January 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Well, you may laugh, you may roll your eyes--you may do both simultaneously. Yes, it's a little cheesy; yes, the acting was not brilliant; yes, some of the gags seemed to repeat themselves. BUT, did I enjoy myself? Absolutely.

The humor mostly relies on a lot of physical comedy (people making blunders and bumping into things...), very little real "wit". I can't say even that the dialogue or the chemistry between the main actors was very good. But if you already know you're a sucker for romantic comedies (particularly heavily humor-laden ones, whether brilliant humor or otherwise), you will probably enjoy yourself. If you're the kind that is only rather surprised when you actually do find a romantic comedy you like, I really don't think you'll be finding it in this one.

No need to repeat the plot; the trailer says it all. And, really, with as simple a plot as it has, the trailer truly does pretty much say it ALL.

In short, it was relaxing and amusing (sometimes not the sort of amusing the director was going for, perhaps), and I enjoyed getting out of the house to go sit and catch a corny smile. Don't go if your demands or expectations are much higher.


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