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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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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

Opening Weekend:

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


£61,512 (UK) (25 June 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 »


Nick's character was famously struck by lightning while playing football for Syracuse University in a rain storm. Syracuse plays in a dome so he would not have been exposed to the weather, however he could have been playing an away game. It never said the game he was struck by lightning in was a home game at Syracuse. See more »


Beth: Dad. When you married Mom, did you ever think that you wouldn't make it?
Beth's Dad: Elizabeth Ann. Honey, you cannot learn from my mistakes. You're going to have to go out there and make your own. Now, you could get your heart broken or you could have the greatest love affair the world has ever known, but you're not going to know unless you try.
Beth: But what if there was a guarantee that you'd never get hurt?
Beth's Dad: Baby... the passion is in the risk. It's like I always say, If you're going to be a bear...
Beth: ...be a ...
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All Duhamel
2 October 2010 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

First let me say that the supporting actors are all very talented - but it's not apparent here. (In my opinion, that's the director's fault.) Kristen Bell, while I can see can be likable in a romantic comedy, acted here as if this was a late afternoon soap opera. However, the one shining star in this non-romantic non-comedy is Duhamel. Even though the script is weak, the production just OK, the acting below par, Duhamel stands out for his talent. Watch this only if you're a big fan of his.



my faith: http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/jbc33/

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