Up 11 this week

The Romantics (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 May 2010 (Australia)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 9,340 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 39 user | 37 critic | 20 from

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 03 Jan 2011
a list of 31 titles
created 09 Feb 2011
a list of 33 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
a list of 36 titles
created 29 May 2013

Related Items

Search for "The Romantics" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Romantics (2010)

The Romantics (2010) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Romantics.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bold Native (2010)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does.

Director: Denis Hennelly
Stars: Joaquin Pastor, Randolph Mantooth, Sheila Vand
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace
When in Rome (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston
The Hunters (2011)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A new police officer wants to meet up with somebody in an abandoned fort in the woods. What he doesn't know is that the place also serves as a meeting point for a group of hunters - whose prey aren't animals.

Director: Chris Briant
Stars: Steven Waddington, Tony Becker, Dianna Agron
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Director: Greg Berlanti
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas
Skid Marks (2007)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Budget cuts force two rival ambulance companies and their misfit medics to go head-to-head to save their patients, their jobs and their beer money, all in the name of emergency medicine.

Director: Karl Kozak
Stars: Tyler Poelle, Mikey Post, Scott Dittman
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A guy brings his girlfriend home to meet his family, including his brother who has a...condition.

Director: Joey Boukadakis
Stars: Paul Boukadakis, Dianna Agron, Michael Bower
Celebrities Anonymous (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Celebrities Anonymous" is a web series that focuses on regular LA girls dealing with the aggravation that accompanies having a famous celebrity ex. These girls aren't quite over their ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Zir, Joey Kern, Dianna Agron
Blue State (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.

Director: Marshall Lewy
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Anna Paquin, Joyce Krenz
The Extra Man (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes
Safe Haven I (2013)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Dave Rosenbaum
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Branden Waugh, Rainer Judd


Cast overview:
Weesie (as Rebecca Lawrence)
James K. Schaffer ...
William Hayes
Grandmother Hayes
Warrent F. McKnight ...
Reverend Bartlett
Will Hutchins ...
Grandpa McDevon
Evelyn Aronin ...
Grandma McDevon


Friends and family convene at a beach house for the wedding of Lila and Tom. But things don't go swimmingly, mainly because of one thing that Lila and her maid of honor, Laura, have in common - Tom, the groom. Laura and Tom were an item before Lila came along and nobody seems able to forget that. With very few successful marriages to look up to, and friends that she's not sure she can trust, will Lila be able to go through with the wedding? Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


nothing complicates friendships like love. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

26 May 2010 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Ha'romantikanim  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,527 (USA) (10 September 2010)


$103,280 (USA) (24 September 2010)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Shooting was originally going to start in summer 2009, but it didn't start until early November 2009. See more »


After Tom disappears in the ocean and Laura finds him by the tree, he is completely dry and is somehow still wearing the suit jacket that he threw off before. See more »


Laura Rosen: He cheated on you.
Lila Hayes: No. You did.
See more »


Giggle Stick
Written by Andrew Willingale
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

all right but nothing special (which it really could've been)
11 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprised there's not more reviews up for this one given its cast. I saw it about two weeks back when it unexpectedly hit the local art theater near me and not knowing much about it just went for it.

Film was all right enough though hardly great. Film keeps you interested in the proceedings-and it is surprisingly well shot for a first time filmmaker--several lovely scenes of the characters outdoors here...but there is nothing here you haven't seen before plot wise. Cast is pretty uneven--but that fits here because so is the writing. A lot of exposition is given for the 3 main characters--you find out about various rivalries and such, but none of it really matters since it hardly really explains the actions the characters take throughout the film. With the possible exception of Katie Holmes' character you really don't exactly know what's behind the three main characters action beyond some vague unhappiness with each other from the past when they all went to school together...and so without knowing what their motivations are for acting the way they act throughout, its hard to really care about them let alone care about which one of the 2 main women Josh Dumael's going to pick by the end of the movie.

Of the three main performances--I actually thought Dumael turned in a rather good performance considering his character as written is a huge indecisive moron. (he knows for a fact for most of the running time of the film that he needs to break off his engagement to Anna paquin to go back to Katie Holmes but consistently either puts it off or lets paquin talk him into going through with it even though his every action screams how much he does not want to.) Given the roles i've seen Dumael in so far, it was a nice change of pace for him--playing the insecure and easily cowered stiff instead of the take charge guy he normally plays.

Holmes pretty much sticks to Joey from Dawson's Creek mode here--playing prideful and wounded and desperately trying to not show either to all her friends. (its not a bad performance, its right within her wheelhouse and she does a good job more or less of making you care about what's happening--but its nothing you haven't seen before, especially if you were a fan of Dawson's.) Paquin is kind of stuck with the role of the shrew here--and while the film makes some overtures to explain why she is the way she is (and why she's set out on marrying Dumael despite the fact that she knows he doesn't love her) her performance suffers from her character's general unpleasantness--the film barely even explains why the characters in the movie are her friends in the first place--so it barely even make sense that the characters should be going out of their way to not make her upset. She's fine but she's really saddled with a badly written character who when the film first starts seems like she could be much more interesting.

Even though i liked the supporting players all well enough and liked that the film tries to establish them as actual characters and not just one dimensional friends (elijah wood as paquin's drunken brother is definitely one of the film's highlight...and Candice bergen appears briefly as paquin's mom--who did the casting here?!?!?) the film really is an old fashioned romantic drama between the main 3 performers. That right there is probably why the film is not as special as it could of been--old fashioned romantic dramas are fine as a genre--but this one clearly had aspirations of being a Big Chill like statement about today's late twenty something and how some can't for the life of us make up their minds about what they want when it matters most...or about how some of us focus so hard on trying to get the things we want even when we know for a fact its the wrong thing and so we lie ourselves into thinking its the right thing. Its not a bad underlying theme for a film like this to have--and i like that the film has lofty goals for itself, but the main romantic pairing is so stiff and obvious that you never seriously think that Dumael and Paquin will actually end the film the way they started (if the two of them had some sort of chemistry together on the other hand, or if there was anything shown between the two of them that might of indicated why the two characters were together in the first place besides that the plot demanded it..i might've been able to believe that the two of them as a couple.)---i'm not going to say if they do end up together or not--but i think the fact that the film leaves everything kind of open-ended kind of not at the last minute speaks to that. (I did very much like how the ending was more implied then spelled out--something that i feel was a very nice touch and i certainly hope was from the book--of which i seriously hope went deeper into the mindset of its characters far better then the screenplay here does.) Overall--its not a bad watch but it could've been much better. The ingredients were all there.

16 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the ending.. go_greek
Katie Holmes is a good actress! steven-e-carrier
Music in the film? hbnyc
She just wanted to get married... extramile
Stupid women eiramlos
Nudity? clr612000
Discuss The Romantics (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: