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The Romantics -- Oscar winner Anna Paquin and Katie Holmes lead an all-star cast in The Romantics: a generational "dramedy" about friendship, rivalry and loyalty.  Alliances are tested when seven college pals reunite to watch two of their own say "I do" at a seaside wedding.
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.
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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"


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26 May 2010 (Australia) See more »
A romantic drama about love, destiny and other events you just can't plan for. See more »
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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  (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
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
Cynthia Lagow .... co-producer (as Cynthia Coury)
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)
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)
Location Management
Marshall Johnson .... location manager
Bryan Kelley .... location production assistant
Greg Morrison .... location assistant
Jean Pesce .... assistant location manager
Tim Stacker .... location scout
Chris Tomeo .... location scout
Jared Uhrich .... location scout
John Robert Mariani .... location manager (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)
Anne Bergstedt .... stand-in: female (as Anne Bergstedt Jordanova)
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)
Leana Jones .... assistant: Ms. Holmes (as Leana Joy Jones)
Leana Jones .... office production assistant (as Leana Joy Jones)
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
Ross Miller .... insurance broker
Kevon Murphy .... chef
nm2625287 .... assistant: Ms. Paquin
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
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
Allan Stearns .... caterer: Coast to Coast Catering
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers (as Ian Stratford)
Stephanie Sutter .... assistant: Mr. Niederhoffer
Kathryn Francis Tucker .... creative consultant (as Kathryn Tucker)
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
Skylar A. Wilman .... insurance broker
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)
Jonathan Bell .... thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • DIVE (visual effects) (as DIVE Philadelphia)
Other Companies

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language and some drug material
USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Liv Tyler was originally cast, but was replaced by Katie Holmes.See more »
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 »
Laura Rosen:He cheated on you.
Lila Hayes:No. You did.
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Movie Connections:
References "Dynasty" (1981)See more »
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61 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
The Romantics is a Charmer, 27 January 2010
Author: sundevil27 from Salt Lake City, UT USA

At first glance The Romantics gives the impression that it might be one of those trendy new value packed romantic comedies laced with bits and pieces of top talent aimed at getting fans in the seats but offers little in the way of good story telling. A good example being the dull "He's Just Not That Into You" or the recent "Valentine's Day". Luckily the Romantics is not one of those types of films, in contrast it's a true ensemble piece where the actors work stronger as a unit then alone. The casting by long time producer, first time feature length Director Galt Niederhoffer is near pitch perfect and the players work together seamlessly to create a smart story about the unpredictability of love and how we may get older and wander but some things just never change.

The Romantics are a crew of preppy (former J.Crew models from the looks of their cloths) late 20 somethings that come together on a Hamptonish Long Island estate for their friend Lila (Anna Paquin) and Tom's (Josh Duhamel) wedding. Lila has asked her old college roommate and friend Laura (Katie Holmes) to be her maid of honor. This a rather devious gesture by Lila because Laura has a long standing history with the groom Tom. Of course with the old gang getting together again Laura must push through the torment and do her part at the wedding. The friends are all well aware of the tension between Lila, Tom and Laura and expect fireworks to fly before the the wedding bells ring. Tensions begin to build at the wedding rehearsal dinner before kicking off a wild night that finds old lovers reuniting and old friends rediscovering themselves.

The Romantics asks the question is the nostalgia of our past love just a sugar coated flashback or is that first true love the most pure and most enduring love? From what we can gather here, there is no clear answer only a process of trying to understand ones true feelings. The Romantics stays true to the process, allowing the events of the movie to unfold in a very honest and rewarding manner . Where other lesser films might try to force the jokes and push forward to a obviously predictable ending the Romantics is at its best when it focuses simply on people's feelings and the raw emotion of the moment.

What is abundantly clear after viewing this movie is that Katie Holmes is a really great actress, not good, great . Believable, honest and fragile, in the role of Laura she elevates the material here and there leaves little doubt that she deserves consideration on her own merits sans her TomKat status. Additionally Josh Duhamel delivers a very rewarding performance , he brings a lot of charm and honesty to the performance. His chemistry here with Katie works incredibly well.

The entire cast all have there moments in the Romantics, however its hard not to see that many of the players here deserved more screen time and more chance for developmet. Elijah Wood in particular needed more face time, he is an absolute riot fest here. To add to that Dianna Agron of Glee fame turns out a great little performance as Anna Paquin's sister in the movie. Strikingly gorgeous and infatuating on screen Dianna is a star in the making, her moments with Anna were gems. Fans of Malin Ackerman, Anna Paquin and Adam Brody will probably feel let down that each star didn't receive a bit better treatment, however there are still little treats in each of the their performances which should satisfy most fans.

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