When in Rome2010

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.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for When in Rome

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (27)

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

January 29, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/5

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

January 29, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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

January 29, 2010

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

January 29, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

We get three acts of labored slapstick wrung from an eye-roller of a premise.

January 29, 2010 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

A brainless, fizzy, romantic-comedy fairy tale with a roster of acting talent far beyond expectations.

January 29, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

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Silly little romantic comedy.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

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