When in Rome (2010)

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

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for some suggestive content)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Cast

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
Pasquale Esposito
as Police #1
Valentina Roma
as Nick's Date
Carlo Giuliano
as Wedding Guest #1
Tommaso Matelli
as Wedding Guest #2
Ebony Jo-Ann
as Customer
Erin Miller
as Patron
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
Elizabeth Olin
as Guggenheim Party Girl #1
Ghostface Killah
as Guggenheim DJ
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Critic Reviews for When in Rome

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (27)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 5, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

It lurches along, making Ms. Bell and Mr. Duhamel look duller than they need to.

January 29, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.

Full Review… | January 29, 2010
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

A bunch of eager performers troll for laughs that never come.

January 29, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

In the case of When in Rome, oh to do what the Romans used to do: Toss the bloody thing to the lions.

Full Review… | January 29, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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
Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

½

Silly little romantic comedy.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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