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The Romantics (2010)

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Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.

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Galt Niederhoffer
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Cast overview:
Katie Holmes ... Laura Rosen
Josh Duhamel ... Tom McDevon
Anna Paquin ... Lila Hayes
Malin Akerman ... Tripler
Adam Brody ... Jake
Dianna Agron ... Minnow Hayes
Jeremy Strong ... Pete
Rebecca Lawrence Levy ... Weesie (as Rebecca Lawrence)
Candice Bergen ... Augusta Hayes
Elijah Wood ... Chip Hayes
James K. Schaffer James K. Schaffer ... William Hayes
Rosemary Murphy ... Grandmother Hayes
Warrent F. McKnight Warrent F. McKnight ... Reverend Bartlett
Will Hutchins ... Grandpa McDevon
Evelyn Aronin Evelyn Aronin ... Grandma McDevon
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Friends and family convene at a beach house for the wedding of Lila and Tom. But things don't go swimmingly, mainly because of one thing that Lila and her maid of honor, Laura, have in common - Tom, the groom. Laura and Tom were an item before Lila came along and nobody seems able to forget that. With very few successful marriages to look up to, and friends that she's not sure she can trust, will Lila be able to go through with the wedding? Written by napierslogs

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A romantic drama about love, destiny and other events you just can't plan for. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

El casamiento de mi ex See more »

Filming Locations:

North Fork, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,527, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,280, 26 September 2010
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Liv Tyler was originally cast, but was replaced by Katie Holmes. See more »

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At the end, when Laura and Tom are standing in pouring rain, their clothes remain completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Laura Rosen: He cheated on you.
Lila Hayes: No. You did.
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Gentle Floss
Written by Rod Thomas
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Boring script, bad acting, limp direction
10 February 2011 | by sleemonSee all my reviews

Since Galt Niederhoffer wrote the book and screenplay and directed this movie, she has nobody to blame for its terrible awfulness but herself. The screenplay has lots of boring gaps in which this supposedly bright, witty group wanders around without saying much at all. Although they are all supposed to be college buddies, the obvious ten-year age gap between Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel makes this proposition laughable.

Katie Holmes acting here is so bad that it makes Josh Duhamel look like DeNiro, which is saying something. The whole movie hinges on the chemistry between the two leads, and there is none whatsoever. Sidekicks Jeremy Strong and Rebecca Lawrence are virtual non-entities. Candice Bergen does the same geriatric reprise of Murphy Brown that she recently did on the TV series "House," with no better results. If Elijah Wood was going for creepy he succeeded, but to no great purpose.

That leaves only the performances of Anna Paquin, Malin Akerman, and Adam Brody to save this stinker. Akerman is the standout of the three, and it's only when she is on screen do you have the sense that something interesting could happen. Unfortunately, she not on screen all that much.


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