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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:
... Beth
... Nick
... Celeste
... Al
... Antonio
... Lance
... Gale
... Joan
... Stacy
... Priscilla
... Umberto
... Priest (Father Dino)
... Puck
... Ilona
... 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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29 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fuente del amor  »

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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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Trivia

While standing in the Fountain of Love at the beginning of the film, Beth looks down at the coins. Although she is in Rome, most of the change is in U.S. currency. 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 »

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

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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.78 (2010) See more »

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Ave Maria
(Feat. Violin)
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Painfully Bad
30 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie is painfully bad. What is truly sad about this, besides the fact that I wasted two full-priced movie tickets on it, is that both leads are charming and likable. Unfortunately, the script here is about as terrible as one can be.

Seriously. The FIRST SCENE features dialog that makes you squirm in pain. It is simply awkward, unnatural, and unfunny. It makes you think, "Should I get out and ask for refund?" The answer is yes. There a few decent moments during the 75 minutes that this movie actually runs, but it is difficult to appreciate them because there are so very many BAD moments. (75 minutes? Yes. Imagine what was left on the cutting room floor.) And not just bad moments, moments that fall flat on their face which are made worse because you know that they (the writers, director, producers) thought these were going to be great laughs. Of course, I could be wrong and the professionals mentioned above simply didn't care. They were getting a paycheck whether this movie was awful or not.

I would have given this movie 1 star, but I gave it two because both Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel impressed me. It makes me sad to think that it is possible these young, promising actors are going to have this terrible movie on their resumes. It would be even worse if some studio doofus who didn't see this movie ends up saying, "That Kristen Bell, she can't carry a movie. 'When In Rome' proved that." Such a shame to waste talent like that.

Wait to see this wreck on cable, and when you see it on cable I bet you don't make it through the whole 1:15.


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