The Romantics

2010

The Romantics

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Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom. Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, THE ROMANTICS is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth. -- (C)Paramount Famous Productions

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Good cast, particularly the women, but the characters are so generic and selfish it is hard to care about any of them. The up in the air ending doesn't help, either.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Watched half of this on the plane. Character and plot development were both hazy, annoying, pretentious and unconvincing. The best thing I got out of this was watching Josh Duhamel be sexy for an hour and adding the sultry Bedouin Soundclash song, "Brutal Hearts" to my library.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

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It's an all-star cast crammed into a movie that should've never made it off of the pages of the book and onto the silver screen.

Gregory Dark
Gregory Dark

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While The Romantics might not be for everyone, I thought it was great. In a lot of ways it reminds me of a generational movie, but it doesn't really commit to one specific goal. For being a completely performance and character driven movie, it is really well put together and definitely has a great look. It takes people that we all know or were at some point, making them extremely relatable. There's a nice ensemble here and everyone gets moments to shine; not being focused on one character too much. While this acts an excerpt of these characters' lives, we get a large sense of where they've been and where they're going. This doesn't have the answers, but raises so many important questions for the time period and age group. Katie Holmes, Josh Duhmal, Malin Akerman and practically everyone else give great performances here that are evident even in their shortened time on screen. For Galt Niederhoffer being primarily a writer, she does an amazing job as a first time director.

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Conner Rainwater

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