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When in Rome (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Beth
Josh Duhamel ... Nick
Anjelica Huston ... Celeste
Danny DeVito ... Al
Will Arnett ... Antonio
Jon Heder ... Lance
Dax Shepard ... Gale
Alexis Dziena ... Joan
Kate Micucci ... Stacy
Peggy Lipton ... Priscilla
Luca Calvani ... Umberto
Keir O'Donnell ... Priest (Father Dino)
Bobby Moynihan ... Puck
Kristen Schaal ... Ilona
Judith Malina ... Umberto's Grandma
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Storyline

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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Did you ever wish for the impossible? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fuente del amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,350,041, 31 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,669,555, 11 April 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dax Shepard appeared as one of Kristen Bell's would-be suitors. After this film, Shepard and Bell married. See more »

Goofs

During the fountain sequence where Beth picks up the coins, she enters with a bottle of champagne in hand. After a drunken speech, she enters the fountain, looks up at the statue and motions that she has her eyes on it holding the bottle in her left hand. The bottle disappears when she turns around and places both hands on her hips. It reappears inexplicably on the edge of the fountain when she starts grabbing coins from the water. See more »

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Gale: This is crazy. I don't know whether to look at my own reflection or to look at you. That's how beautiful you are!
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References Napoleon Dynamite (2004) See more »

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Shine
Written by Laura Izibor (as Laura Elizabeth Izibor)
Performed by Laura Izibor
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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"When in Rome" lowers romantic comedy standard
15 June 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"When in Rome" at first glance appears to be your standard romantic comedy, but it's actually worse than that.

I like romantic comedies which have a real-factor to it - that there's a chance that this could happen. But this film is completely ridiculous, and not in a funny way.

They appeared to be going for the laughs more than the romance. The "real" relationship wasn't built up at all so we didn't get to feel any of the love. On top of that, the comedy wasn't even done well. The timing was off, so even half-decent jokes weren't funny. It seemed that all the jokes were written in just to cover up sloppy writing. All of the so-called "twists" and "turns" were lame and seemed to be added at the last minute to overcome a bad plot idea.

I usually find romantic comedies to be harmless fun, but "When in Rome" actually angered me it was so poorly written. It gives the genre a bad name.


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