When in Rome (2010)



Critic Consensus: A pair of young, attractive leads can't overcome When in Rome's reliance on unfunny gags and threadbare rom-com clichés.

Movie Info

Disillusioned with romance during her whirlwind trip to Rome, an ambitious New Yorker defiantly swipes a few magic coins from a "foolish" wishing fountain, inadvertently igniting the passions of a motley crew of suitors as she's pursued by a handsome reporter with charm to spare. Beth (Kristen Bell) is at a point in her life where love seems like a luxury she just can't afford. Years of waiting for that perfect romance has made Beth bitter, and one day, while vacationing in Rome, she cynically … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Weissman, David Diamond
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 2010
Box Office: $32.6M
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as Antonio

as Lance

as Priscilla

as Umberto

as Priest (Father Dino)

as Umberto's Grandma

as Brady Sacks

as Secretary (Madge)

as Secretary (Chaz)

as Poker Player

as Poker Player

as Hansom Cab Driver

as Nick's Date

as Wedding Guest #1

as Wedding Guest #2

as Customer

as Italian Translator

as Dr. Moscowitz

as Executive

as Executive

as Himself

as Himself

as Wedding Guest #3

as Man in Elevator

as News Reporter

as Guggenheim Party Bar...

as Guggenheim Party Wai...

as Guggenheim Party Gir...

as Guggenheim Party Gir...

as Guggenheim DJ
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Critic Reviews for When in Rome

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (27)

My kind of romantic comedy. It's funny, a bit silly and doesn't try to set the new standard for romance in the genre. It's exactly what you expect, but in a good way.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Lyles' Movie Files

Most of the troubles come from the painfully unfunny shenanigans of Beth's magic-stricken admirers.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

When in Rome never delves deep into anything, but whisks us through the conventions of romantic comedies so quickly there's barely time to groan.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

When in Rome is an insipid waste; every ounce of potential has been steadfastly turned away from in order to make a safe little piece of clowning.

Full Review… | March 10, 2011

[Bell] carries a classic presence and charm that is tough not to like. Yet, at the same time, she does so with a little spunk and sass.

Full Review… | December 23, 2010

...we are expected to suspend our disbelief and accept that the adorable Kristen Bell needs some sort of crackpot magic spell to attract suitors.

Full Review… | July 3, 2010
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for When in Rome

Critics hate it, and I totally get the things they will rip apart, but even with it's generic flaws...I really enjoyed it! I loved every second of it. Kristen Bell is adorable and Josh Duhamel is really likeable. The supporting characters are played by a perfect mix of odd actors like, Danny DeVito and Jon Heder. I also thought there were some genuine funny moments, which are always welcome in a modern rom-com. Oh...nice cameo from the dude that plays Pedro in Naploeon Dynamite!

One thing that I didn't like however was the pacing. I felt like the two main characters met, then they were instantly in love, and then there was immediate conflict. I will admit that I fell for it, but I think the pacing could have been better. I definitely recommend this one though...I liked it!

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer


Silly little romantic comedy.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Yet another adorable romantic comedy :) Kristen Bell is just too cute & a great actress :) :) :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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