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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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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:

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

A few months into their relationship, Dax Shepard (Gale) and Kristen Bell (Beth) were riding around on a motorcycle and Bell's leg got burned. During the scenes in which Beth was in the fountain, under her dress was a garbage bag to protect her wound. See more »

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When in the Blackout Restaurant while some people are using night vision goggles, shadows on the floor and reflections In the tables can be seen everywhere. Obviously filmed with a green filter. See more »

Quotes

Joan Martin: His name's Umberto. Umberto! How sexy is that? We met on a flight to Italy two weeks ago, and now we're getting married. In Rome!
Beth: Wow. That... Joan. Wow.
Joan Martin: He's the one, Beth. I know it, I can't wait until you meet him.
Beth: And when I do, I will have known him for... almost as long as you have.
Joan Martin: You know what? You're not exactly a role model when it comes to relationships.
Beth: Okay, maybe not. But that is because I have a relationship with my job. I love my job. And when I find a guy that I like more than...
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The cast is shown dancing as the credits roll. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Stupid Love Letter
Written by Neon Hitch, Benny Blanco, Andrew Maxwell Goldstein
Performed by Friday Night Boys
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By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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When In Rome - Remember To Keep A Story
29 January 2010 | by prodbabiesSee all my reviews

Well if you saw the trailers you know the premise, girl in Rome decides to pick up coins from a fountain, which invokes the original owner when the coin was tossed to fall in love with her....

First, they missed the comedic opportunity to have ONE of those people be a girl, but whatever; I guess it is only men who toss coins in the fountain in hope of love.

What was on the screen was fine. The actors all gave comedic performances up to that of previous RomCom formula films. The problem with the film is what is NOT there. This film seems to suffer from being over edited and cut down to 91 minutes. We get a short set-up to TRY and empathize with the leads and we get no (and I mean ZERO) background on the other men competing for love other than their career choice, before watching them behave silly. At the end we get a very brief explanation of from where each love stricken pursuer life was prior to being hoodwinked, but its too late and provides no fulfillment.

The movie plays out many jokes and gags that have no pay off since there was nothing behind them. There are a few moments where a punch-line obviously had some meaning in the relationships of the characters, but seems unfunny as the meat and plot behind the joke is missing.

In the end, we get a shell of a movie, it has a nice frosting but the cake has been stripped!! It seemed like if they had left, some of what was obviously cut, in the film it could have been really good. But the final product we get lacks anything memorable.

Skip at the high priced theater, and wait for video.


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