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Rome in Love (2019)

TV-G | | Romance | TV Movie 27 July 2019
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A remake of "Roman Holiday" will be filmed in Rome and an unknown woman is chosen to play the lead. Once in Rome, she meets a reporter/porter/waiter/aspiring novelist, who gets the exclusive story on her. Roman romance?


Eric Bross


Anita Hughes (book), Judd Parkin (story) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Italia Ricci ... Amelia Tate
Peter Porte ... Philip Hamilton
Ross McCall ... Dominic D'Andrea
Barbara Bouchet ... Betty Richichi
Vincent Riotta ... Paolo Petruzzi
Helen Pearson ... Vivien Daniels
Isabelle Connolly ... Kathryn Tate
Anna Manuelli ... Sofia Lombardi
Jonathan Stoddard ... Jonathan Lyman
Gian Marco Tavani ... Vincent Viverito
Marco Pancrazi ... Driving Instructor
Manuel Ferrarini Manuel Ferrarini ... Enzo
Alessandro Giallocosta Alessandro Giallocosta ... Chauffeur
Cecilia Cinardi Cecilia Cinardi ... Gina
Valentina Boleto Valentina Boleto ... Make-Up Artist


Having long forgone her aspirations to become a professional actress due to personal circumstances, Amelia Tate of Bend, Oregon, on the urging of her younger sister Kathryn Tate, applies to the worldwide open casting call for an unknown, and is offered the role of Princess Anna in the highly anticipated remake of Roman Holiday (1953) with movie star Jonathan Lyman as the male lead in the role of the journalist. Information of who has been cast as the female lead is kept under wraps until the press junket begins, and as such Amelia has to keep a low profile in Rome and on social media until that first press conference. Meanwhile, American freelance journalist Philip Hamilton, in Italy for a year working on his first novel, has to work several jobs, including hotel porter and waiter, to make ends meet. Vivien Daniels, editor of the English language magazine Vistoso, gives him the assignment of writing all about the mysterious unknown hired for the female lead in the well publicized ... Written by Huggo

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Both Emilia's role in the upcoming movie as well as Audrey's character in Roman Holiday are referred to as "Princess Anna" instead of "Princess Ann". See more »


References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »


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Written by Dean Lewis
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What an amazing surprise
5 June 2020 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

This movie sat on my DVR for 3 months. I almost erased it several times. I was saving it as a last resort. I saw that it was a remake, or at least about making a remake of an absolute classic movie with an iconic star. I expected it to be a typical remake, cliché, derivative, just bad. I finally watched it.

First let me say that this movie probably pushed exactly the right buttons for me personally. I love sister stories. (When Hope Calls and A Christmas Note are always must see for me.) I won't give away some of the other heartwarming elements of that story. For me, that heaped on top of the Cinderella aspect of the story, was the heart of the movie. This combination was guaranteed to melt my heart. The romance was secondary for me. I did think there was good chemistry between Ricci and Porte.

Of course there are two things you can see coming from a mile away as far as this movie being predictable. But the writers used it to their advantage rather than having it be just another predictable ending.

I am sad to see reviewers who criticize the movie for Ricci being pregnant. I don't know Ricci well, so I didn't notice it. Shame on those people for several reasons. For one, it perpetuates the standard that seems to be expected that all of our female stars have not an once of fat. For another it hits unfairly at women who choose to be mothers while working in a world that penalizes them for that. Shame. I for one am glad to see a woman being able to enjoy having a family and still be able to work if that's what she chooses. I salute Hallmark for women like Ricci and Jill Wagner and Emilie Ullerup and Andrea Brooks who have all welcomed new family members in the last year and were apparently expecting while making a movie or TV show for them.

BTW: I often see complaints about book covers showing a scene that has nothing to do with the story. I had to laugh after seeing the picture featured to promote this movie and then watching the movie itself, it was Ricci driving the scooter, not Porte.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

27 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre à Rome See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Vesuvius Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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