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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.

Director:

Galt Niederhoffer

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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nothing complicates friendships like love. 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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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Weesie comes in the house naked the strap from her thong is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Laura Rosen: He cheated on you.
Lila Hayes: No. You did.
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Preparedness (Live)
Written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin
Performed by The Birds and the Bee
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Such a disappointment
11 February 2011 | by Agriff_2000See all my reviews

Having read the book, everything about this movie was wrong, in my opinion. The characters in the book read as self-indulgent, out-of-touch post-Ivy Leaguers, but at least you have the benefit of being able to read some of their back stories. You know NOTHING about any of them in the movie - the viewer is given no reason to even try to care.

I said to the person with whom I watched this, the most interesting thing about this movie is the music. And the music wasn't even that interesting, nor was it present as much as it could have been. I felt the movie was wholly miscast. Anna Paquin, while blond, was nothing like how I envisioned Lila while reading the book if only because she was about a foot too short. They took the one interesting feature of Laura's away (she's Jewish) and removed the part that really set her apart from her WASPy Yale buddies. Elijah Wood, while talented, was not creepy enough to play Chip, the bride's brother and Candice Bergen was not severe enough to be Augusta. I was also disappointed that they diminished her part - she kept everyone on their toes.

I highly recommend skipping it all together. I wish I had that hour and a half of my life back.


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