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When in Rome Reviews

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May 17, 2010
This appealing, fun pairing gives the film some promise--that is just as immediately shot to hell once the big plot hook/gimmick kicks in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 23, 2010
Josh Duhamel as the romantic lead is an underdeveloped cardboard cut-out and, more generally, the film's simplistic emotional foundations never let it really connect.
April 22, 2010
I'm not cynical about hope, just the way that romantic comedies exploit it, without necessarily delivering. When in Rome does that to a large degree, even basing its conceit on a wishing well, the ultimate exploitation of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 22, 2010
It manages to be reasonably fun, kind of funny and just a little charming, and will be fine to watch with your Disney rom-com loving kids on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2010
Succeeds only in displaying Bell's lack of comic flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 21, 2010
Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel are attractive enough but they can't elevate this seriously silly rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 21, 2010
As with most romantic comedies, this misunderstanding could have been resolved with a simple question, but instead the film stumbles along towards its predictably happy conclusion.
April 17, 2010
Never mind that the script is far fetched. The plot, the characters and the dialogue - individually and as a whole, simply do not work. The ideas fall as flat as a squashed sausage, and that includes Danny DeVito's sausage king
April 15, 2010
Despite the surfeit of clichés and apparent lack of any original thought in this hopelessly contrived rom-com, it remains a reasonably amiable exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2010
A silly, preposterous romantic comedy that benefits from Josh Duhamel's self-assured likeability, which helps a thin script that relies on pratfalls not brain power.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 11, 2010
The scenery is dull and the romance is a boring ride--neither the places nor people offer much to write home about. Aimless and ambling along, this is a rom-com that seems totally random.
February 10, 2010
The only reason this isn't the worst romantic comedy in recent memory is that this reviewer also had to review the recent Sandra Bullock disaster All About Steve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 6, 2010
'When in Rome' is a brainless mess of silly characters doing stupid things on camera. Everyone involved should be completely embarrassed.
February 5, 2010
... about as Italian as a can of Chef Boyardee ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2010
With Rome it's the same old song and dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
February 4, 2010
Blecch!!!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 4, 2010
Mark Steven Johnson exhibits neither an eye nor an ear for comedy - he must have been deaf and dumb to agree to shoot a script by Davids Diamond and Weissman, the duo who penned the execrable Old Dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
February 3, 2010
Be very wary of a movie poster that features a winsome blonde biting her pinkie. That's the primary lesson learned from this wretched rom-com in which cutsey nail-nibbling is supposed to be seductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
February 2, 2010
It's not as bad as it appears to be from the trailers.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2010
Two good looking lead actors but they show substandard acting skills; in truth the sketchy script gave them little with which to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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