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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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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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Taglines:

All is fair in love and Rome. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

During the cab ride scene when Beth just arrived, the footage can be obviously seen sped up as the pedestrian on the left side of the screen is seen walking 3x then slowed down to 2x as the cab passed by. See more »

Quotes

Puck: Six beers enter. No beers leave!
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Crazy Credits

The cast is shown dancing as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

References Napoleon Dynamite (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
(Feat. Violin)
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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cute romantic comedy
26 October 2010 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

It's been a while since a good romantic comedy has been released and I think this one was pretty good. It had some funny scenes like Beth trying to break the vase at her sister's wedding, the magic scenes with Jon Heder, and Dax Shepherd as the full of himself male model. I also liked the premise of the story with Beth being in Rome and picking up some coins from a fountain of love. By doing so, she releases a spell that the guys who threw the coins in the fountain, will fall in love with her. So, she goes back to New York, and starts being followed by some weirdos professing their love. However she met one guy at the wedding, Nick, that she really likes. The big mystery is was one of the coins she took one Nick tossed. Circumstances lead Beth to think one of the coins is his, so she believes he really doesn't love her out of free will. But true love prevails in the end.

FINAL VERDICT: A sweet short film. I recommend it.


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