When in Rome


When in Rome

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 111


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Kristen Bell steps into the romantic comedy realm with When in Rome, a Buena Vista production following a lonely woman's good fortune with the opposite sex after swiping a few coins from a wishing fountain while on a vacation in Rome. Mark Steven Johnson directs from a script by David Diamond and David Weissman, with Danny DeVito, Jon Heder, and Dax Shepard co-starring as some of the hopeful suitors.


Will Arnett
as Antonio
Jon Heder
as Lance
Peggy Lipton
as Priscilla
Luca Calvani
as Umberto
Keir O'Donnell
as Priest (Father Dino)
Judith Malina
as Umberto's Grandma
Lee Pace
as Brady Sacks
Natalie Joy Johnson
as Secretary (Madge)
Brian Golub
as Secretary (Chaz)
Charlie Sanders
as Poker Player
Eugene Cordero
as Poker Player
Eric Zuckerman
as Hansom Cab Driver
Valentina Roma
as Nick's Date
Carlo Giuliano
as Wedding Guest #1
Tommaso Matelli
as Wedding Guest #2
Ebony Jo-Ann
as Customer
Carlo D'Amore
as Italian Translator
Geoffrey Cantor
as Dr. Moscowitz
Abe Goldfarb
as Executive
J.T. Arbogast
as Executive
David Lee
as Himself
Brian Kenny
as Himself
Gloia Colonello
as Wedding Guest #3
John Mainieri
as Man in Elevator
George Deihl Jr.
as News Reporter
Brook Whitmore
as Guggenheim Party Bartender
Bing Putney
as Guggenheim Party Waiter
Elizabeth Olin
as Guggenheim Party Girl #1
Jessica Howell
as Guggenheim Party Girl #2
Ghostface Killah
as Guggenheim DJ
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Critic Reviews for When in Rome

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Audience Reviews for When in Rome

  • Apr 17, 2014
    Kristen Bell stars in the romantic comedy When In Rome. The story follows a lovelorn art show manager named Beth who takes coins out of the mystical Fontana de Amore fountain, and soon discovers that doing so bound to her the love of the men who threw those coins into the fountain. Co-starring Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepard, and Danny DeVito, the film is full of great comedic performances. However, the plot is overly silly and has too many twists. Still, the lighthearted humor is fun and the film has a sincere message about love and romance. When In Rome nearly gets by on the charisma of its actors, but there's just too much goofiness to overcome.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2012
    a great cast is wasted in an unfunny comedy.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Not funny, good, or anthing else. Kristen Bell sucks, the splot was bad, and the comedy was the worst. I hated this movie with a great intensity.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2011
    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 W Super Reviewer

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