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When in Rome (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 29 January 2010 (USA)
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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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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:

When in Rome 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

After her return from Rome, Beth receives a phone call from Joan informing her that she is "front page news," due to her climbing into the Fountain of Love. A cutaway shows a newspaper with the headline "Stupidissima." This translates not simply as "stupid," but rather as "the pinnacle of stupidity." See more »

Goofs

In the initial aerial shots of Rome the cars are driving backwards. See more »

Quotes

Hansom Cab Driver: It only takes a moment to see true beauty.
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The cast is shown dancing as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Donna Molto Bella
Written by Joel Wachbrit and Richard Levinson
Performed by Craig Stull
Courtesy of Black Toast Music LLC
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Not Oscar-winning, but funny
30 January 2010 | by StarDragynSee all my reviews

Well, you may laugh, you may roll your eyes--you may do both simultaneously. Yes, it's a little cheesy; yes, the acting was not brilliant; yes, some of the gags seemed to repeat themselves. BUT, did I enjoy myself? Absolutely.

The humor mostly relies on a lot of physical comedy (people making blunders and bumping into things...), very little real "wit". I can't say even that the dialogue or the chemistry between the main actors was very good. But if you already know you're a sucker for romantic comedies (particularly heavily humor-laden ones, whether brilliant humor or otherwise), you will probably enjoy yourself. If you're the kind that is only rather surprised when you actually do find a romantic comedy you like, I really don't think you'll be finding it in this one.

No need to repeat the plot; the trailer says it all. And, really, with as simple a plot as it has, the trailer truly does pretty much say it ALL.

In short, it was relaxing and amusing (sometimes not the sort of amusing the director was going for, perhaps), and I enjoyed getting out of the house to go sit and catch a corny smile. Don't go if your demands or expectations are much higher.


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