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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 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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Trivia

The gallery's final "main" piece, a photo by Petruccelli entitled "Anguish," was named after the movie's production designer, Kirk M. Petruccelli. See more »

Goofs

When Beth eventually returns the coins to her stalkers she seems to know exactly which coin belongs to whom. However, this was never established throughout the movie. The only "coin" of whose owner she can be reasonably sure is Nick's poker chip (and even there she gets it wrong, because it was actually thrown into the fountain by Father Dino). See more »

Quotes

Beth: [In an upset voice] What are you doing in my apartment?
Lance: Blowing your mind! No one has ever done the Mummy Escape in under three minutes. Juan, what's my time?
Juan: Three minutes and fifty-three seconds.
Lance: I don't know that felt pretty tight, Juan. Are you sure you timed that right?
Juan: You know, you're just not putting in the hours, bro.
Lance: Shh! Not in front of my girlfriend!
Beth: Who the hell is that?
Lance: That's Juan, my assistant. He's just been videotaping all of my illusions.
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The cast is shown dancing as the credits roll. See more »

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References The Bachelor (2002) See more »

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Floating Down a River
Written and Performed by Jason Damato
Courtesy of re:wind Entertainment
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A trifle with a twist
8 April 2012 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

Harmless romantic comedy with a twist: A down-on-her-romantic luck American (Bell) steals some coins out of the Fountain of Love in Rome, and the men who threw those items into that fountain all fall in love with her, and pursue the bewildered girl. She's in Rome for her kid sister's wedding where she meets and quickly falls for the charming Josh Duhamel, who looks great even if he isn't given a chance to do any real acting here. When she catches him smooching with another woman, she figures she's back where she started, romance-wise, and returns to New York. Duhamel pursues her, of course, as do the four smitten men (DiVito, Shepard, Arnett and Heder). She now has to figure out how o reverse the spell. Some funny moments, nice location photography (as far as I could tell) and the elfin Ms. Bell make it worth a watch by the gals. And there's a nice tip of the hat to THE WIZARD OF OZ near the end. A trifle at best. Don Johnson has a small role as her dad. Anjelica Houston has an even smaller role as Bell's boss.


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Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,350,041, 31 January 2010

Gross USA:

$32,680,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,053,376
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