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The Romantics -- Seven close friends reunite for a picture-perfect seaside wedding, though an old rivalry between the bride (Paquin) and her maid of honor (Holmes) resurfaces, jeopardizing the nuptials.
The Romantics -- "He Has to Love You More" clip from The Romantics
The Romantics -- Interview: "Galt Niederhoffer On The Location"
The Romantics -- Interview: "Josh Duhamel, Elijah Wood, Jeremy Strong and Adam Brody On The Film And What Audiences Will Take Away From The Film"
The Romantics -- Interview: "Katie Holmes, Malin Akerman and Rebecca Lawrence On Bonding On And Off Set"

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Galt Niederhoffer (novel)
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Release Date:
26 May 2010 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A romantic drama about love, destiny and other events you just can't plan for. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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all right but nothing special (which it really could've been) See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Katie Holmes ... Laura Rosen

Josh Duhamel ... Tom McDevon

Anna Paquin ... Lila Hayes

Malin Akerman ... Tripler

Adam Brody ... Jake

Dianna Agron ... Minnow Hayes

Jeremy Strong ... Pete

Rebecca Lawrence Levy ... Weesie (as Rebecca Lawrence)

Candice Bergen ... Augusta Hayes

Elijah Wood ... Chip Hayes
James K. Schaffer ... William Hayes

Rosemary Murphy ... Grandmother Hayes
Warrent F. McKnight ... Reverend Bartlett
Will Hutchins ... Grandpa McDevon
Evelyn Aronin ... Grandma McDevon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian James Pepe ... Bartender (uncredited)
Peter J. Rowan ... Father (uncredited)
Mark Santomauro ... Banquet Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Galt Niederhoffer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Galt Niederhoffer  novel
Galt Niederhoffer  written by

Produced by
Robert Ogden Barnum .... executive producer
Elizabeth Beier .... co-producer
James Belfer .... co-producer
Michael Benaroya .... producer
John Carrabino .... executive producer
Cynthia Coury .... co-producer
Simon Crowe .... co-producer
Eva Maria Daniels .... executive producer
Rose Ganguzza .... executive producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Stephen Hays .... executive producer
Daniel Hendler .... producer
Pamela Hirsch .... executive producer
Katie Holmes .... executive producer
Taylor Kephart .... executive producer
Lawrence M. Kopeikin .... associate producer
Todd J. Labarowski .... co-producer
Riva Marker .... executive producer
Tommee May .... associate producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... producer
Celine Rattray .... executive producer
Cecilia Kate Roque .... co-producer
Tony Shawkat .... executive producer
Randy Simon .... co-producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... executive producer
Jai Stefan .... executive producer
Ron Stein .... producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... producer
Todd Traina .... executive producer
Owen Wiseman .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Sadoff (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sam Levy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jacob Craycroft 
 
Production Design by
Tim Grimes 
 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Rosenstein 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Covelman 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Kays 
 
Makeup Department
Whitney Adkins Mvondo .... key hair stylist
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup department head (as Marilyn Carbone)
Julia Brusilovsky .... additional makeup artist (as Julia T. Lallas Brusilovsky)
Bobby Diehl .... hair department head
Daniel Koye .... additional hair stylist
Julia Lallas .... makeup artist
Rita Ogden .... additional makeup artist
Patricia Regan .... key makeup artist
Adenike Wright .... additional hair department head
 
Production Management
Danielle Blumstein .... unit production manager
Riva Marker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... second assistant director
Paul Epstein .... first assistant director
Steven Ritz .... second second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director (as Curtis A. Smith Jr.)
Mike Tsucalas .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Andre Abramowitz .... construction grip
Jamie Arbuckle .... on-set dresser
Nicholas Avedisian-Cohen .... art production assistant
Daniel Boxer .... property master
Robert Castelletti .... swing set dresser
Joe Coppola .... assistant property master (as Joseph A. Coppola)
Sean Dasaro .... construction key grip
Thomas A. Delillo .... leadman
Liza Donatelli .... assistant property master
Aaron Erickson .... swing set dresser
Mary Fellows .... set dresser
Robert Hagan .... construction key grip
Tim Kelly .... construction key grip
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti .... junior scenic
Chris Maida .... construction key grip
Vinny Mazzarella .... property master
John P. Melendes .... swing set dresser
Melissa B. Miller-Costanzo .... art department coordinator (as Melissa B. Miller)
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... charge scenic (as Lyvan Munlyn)
Gregory D. Neumunz .... swing set dresser (as Gregory Neumunz)
David North .... junior scenic
Fred Piesco .... carpenter
Neolysa Ramos .... shop person (as NoelysaRamos)
Frank Rodriguez .... construction key grip
Sherryl Sachs .... camera scenic
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator
Girolamo Tuzzolino .... construction key grip (as Girolamo 'Jerry' Ruzzolino)
Christopher Yager .... set decorator production assistant
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... sound effects editor
Junior Cyrus Baron .... boom operator (as Cyrus Baron)
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Chad Birmingham .... adr mixer
Rachel Chancey .... foley artist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Mike Ford .... boom operator (as Michael Ford)
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Ruth Hernandez .... dialogue editor
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Cate Montana .... dialogue editor
Joe Savastano .... sound utility (as Joe Savastino Jr.)
Alex Soto .... assistant sound editor
Clémence Stoloff .... assistant sound editor
Irin Strauss .... sound mixer
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby sound consultant
Jay Culliton .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dana McCommon .... adr recording (uncredited)
Tom Ryan .... appprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Ian Stynes .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano Jr. .... special effects
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Mike Myers .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Bowman .... digital effects artist: DIVE
Michael De Lorenzo Jr. .... visual effects artist
Rob Giglio .... digital plates colorist: DIVE
Ryan Leonard .... digital effects artist: DIVE
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: Dive
Ed Mendez .... compositing supervisor: DIVE
Joe Parente .... roto artist: DIVE
John-Michael Trojan .... digital production manager: DIVE
Andy Williams .... visual effects producer: DIVE
Gevork Babityan .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Scott Burik .... stunt coordinator
Jared Burke .... stunt coordinator
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Rocco Forgione .... stunt double: Josh Duhamel
Natalie Jean .... stunt double: Katie Holmes
Samantha MacIvor .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... company grip
Nicola Benizzi .... first assistant camera
Justin Bennett .... company grip
Charlie Beyer .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Charles Beyer)
Noam Bonkowski .... jib technician
Ethan Borsuk .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Russell Bouchelle .... company electric
Paul Colangelo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Concordia .... still photographer
Jeremy Conley .... best boy grip
Christopher Darcy .... company electric
David Feeney-Mosier .... second assistant camera
Gavin Fernandez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rob Harlow .... key grip
Nina Kuhn .... gaffer
Dan Merrill .... camera loader
Jackson Morton .... camera intern (as Jackson Jankel-Morton)
Nathaniel Schalk .... company electric
Meg Schrock .... best boy electric
Lara Sfire .... company electric
Sarah Shatz .... still photographer
Frank Stubblefield .... generator operator
Adam Troeger .... jib camera operator
Jonathan Vendetti .... dolly grip (as Jon Vendetti)
Christopher Viglone .... camera intern
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Ira Hicks .... grip (uncredited)
Eric J. Williams .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ronen Gevint .... background casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aneikit Bonnel .... additional on-set costumer
Kimberly Butler .... costumer
Clare Cardoni .... costume production assistant
Gina Gornik .... additional on-set costumer
Chrissy Kuhn .... wardrobe supervisor
Audrey Maher .... additional on-set costumer
Tamara Menear .... assistant costume designer
Luana Michaels .... additional on-set costumer
Kirsten Mogg .... additional on-set costumer
Ewa Noskowicz .... costume production assistant
Lucia Shapiro .... additional on-set costumer
Malik Summers .... set costumer
Angeline Zeigler .... on-set costumer
Grace Ryung Kim .... tailor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kamila Baghernejad .... digital intermediate producer
Brice Bishop-Pullan .... additional assistant editor (as Brice Pullan)
Zuzana Bochar .... apprentice editor
John Bonta .... digital intermediate colorist
Anthony Brandonisio .... additional assistant editor
Salvatore Catanzaro .... digital intermediate conform artist (as Sal Catanzaro)
Travis Dutch .... filmout technician
Alish Erman .... post-production intern
Matthew H. Giordano .... first assistant editor (as Matt Giordano)
Lauren Grimshaw .... post-production intern
Nick Houy .... additional assistant editor (as Nicholas G. Houy)
Glenese Markes .... digital intermediate producer
Jackeline Tejada .... additional assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Ryan Young .... post-production assistant
Jesse Averna .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay .... music supervision assistant
Jason Hiller .... score engineer
Jamie Lowry .... music editor
Lawrence Manchester .... additional score producer
Jonathan Sadoff .... score mixer
Jonathan Sadoff .... score recordist
Frank Zummo .... musician: percussion/druma
 
Transportation Department
Kevin Flynn .... transportation captain
Peter Krienbihl .... transportation co-captain (as Peter Kreinbihl)
 
Other crew
Andrea Adams .... assistant to producers: Team Todd
Joshua A. Bell .... production accountant (as Josh Bell)
Rebecca Breckel .... script supervisor
Beverly Brooks .... project manager: Ascent Media
Thaddeus Brown .... assistant chef
Lauren Butler .... assistant production coordinator: New York (as Lauren Butler-Dougherty)
Ethan Carlson .... film runner
Vanessa Cheng .... assistant: Ms. Holmes
Nicole Compas .... production counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance researcher: IndieClear (as Carol Compton)
Sarah Cowan .... office intern
John 'JR' Craigmile .... post-production accountant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Simon Crowe .... international sales and distribution: SC Films International
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Thomas John Franzone .... production assistant
Tatiana Fuster .... assistant caterer (as Tatiana Oroaco)
Damond Gordon .... assistant craft service
Kim Gott .... project manager: Cinetech Labs
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers
Joy Harris .... creative consultant
Julianna Hays .... assistant to producers: Team Todd
Ian Herman .... assistant: Ms. Niederhoffer
Johnny Holland .... second assistant accountant (as John Holland)
Marshall Johnson .... location manager
Leana Jones .... assistant: Ms. Holmes (as Leana Joy Jones)
Leana Jones .... office production assistant (as Leana Joy Jones)
Anne Bergstedt Jordanova .... stand-in: female
Bryan Kelley .... location production assistant
Daniel Kennedy .... office intern
Fumie Suzuki Lancaster .... international sales and distribution: SC Films International (as Fumie Suzuki)
Ruby Landow .... film runner
Mark Lane .... international sales and distribution: SC Films International
Jack McDonnell Long .... production assistant
Manja L. Lyssy .... office production assistant
Nic Marshall .... creative consultant
Ross Miller .... insurance agent: Reiff & Associates
Greg Morrison .... location assistant
Kevon Murphy .... chef
nm2625287 .... assistant: Ms. Paquin
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
Jean Pesce .... assistant location manager
James Post .... first team production assistant
Minico Roberts .... first assistant accountant
Matthew Roper .... set medic
Daniel Schwartz .... office intern
Alexis Page Smith .... production assistant
Jordan Spektor .... assistant to producers: Benaroya Pictures
Tim Stacker .... location scout
Allan Stearns .... caterer: Coast to Coast Catering
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers (as Ian Stratford)
Stephanie Sutter .... assistant: Mr. Niederhoffer
Chris Tomeo .... location scout
Kathryn Francis Tucker .... creative consultant (as Kathryn Tucker)
Jared Uhrich .... location scout
Russell Webber .... international sales and distribution: SC Films International
Jeffrey M. Weber .... production assistant (as Jeff Weber)
Amy L. Weishaar .... key set production assistant (as Amy Weishaar)
Claire Wiegand .... assistant craft service
Danielle Wilson .... craft service: Eat Catering NYC
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor (uncredited)
Erik Bright .... publicist (uncredited)
Donna Sue Jahier .... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Mallorca .... assistant: actress (uncredited)
John Robert Mariani .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jonathan Bell .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language and some drug material
Runtime:
USA:95 min
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Trivia:
Shooting was originally going to start in summer 2009, but it didn't start until early November 2009.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
We Can't Be FriendsSee more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
all right but nothing special (which it really could've been), 11 October 2010
Author: Matthew Stechel (mateob25@aol.com) from United States

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.

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