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The Romantics (2010)

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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.

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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

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nothing complicates friendships like love. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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26 May 2010 (Australia)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$103,280 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Shooting was originally going to start in summer 2009, but it didn't start until early November 2009. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Laura Rosen: He cheated on you.
Lila Hayes: No. You did.
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This Will Be Our Year
Written by Chris White
Performed by The Zombies
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Lame, sophomoric film...
23 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What starts out as a decent romantic comedy quickly devolves into a self-indulgent joke about whiny, privileged white kids who (gasp) don't know what to do with their lives! It wouldn't be so insulting if it didn't masquerade as a film about academia and intelligence, yet feature such astoundingly sophomoric scripting. Any juice that can be squeezed from the "post-college malaise" hokum is soured by cliché and archetype. And its pseudo hipster posing (the music and costumes shout indie cool as loud as they possibly can) don't cover up the fact that this movie has no substance to match its style.

Performances are fine, but not spectacular, apologies owed to the supporting actors who don't have characters to hang a portrayal around. Malin Akerman and Adam Brody stand out because of their jovial personalities and familiarity, but the rest of the cast struggles to stay afloat in a sea of underdevelopment.

The great conflict at the middle of the picture is a love triangle between Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, and Josh Duhamel, but you care so little about these three people that you'd just as soon see them end up alone. As for realism and stakes, ask yourself this: have you ever thought of Josh Duhamel as a brooding academic?

In summation: a mainstream romantic dram-com dressed up like an indie film that sins thrice: it's boring, clichéd, and insignificant. A shame considering all of the young talent involved.


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