Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"When in Rome", cuter than expected

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When this came out in theatres, I thought it looked dumb and decided to make it a DVD'er.
But it turned out to be a pretty cute/clever story, especially if you are a hopeless romantic like me. I am a sucker for any love story that takes place in Italy- ehh hem, "Only You" - anyone remember this one - circa 1994? Ahh, a favorite of mine...
Anyway, "When in Rome" is from the studio that made "The Proposal" (another romantic comedy- I mean, how can you go wrong with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds?).
The Synopsis:
Disillusioned with romance during her whirlwind trip to Rome, an ambitious New Yorker defiantly swipes a few magic coins from a "foolish" wishing fountain, inadvertently igniting the passions of a motley crew of suitors as she's pursued by a handsome reporter with charm to spare. Beth (Kristen Bell) is at a point in her life where love seems like a luxury she just can't afford. Years of waiting for that perfect romance has made Beth bitter, and one day, while vacationing in Rome, she cynically plucks a handful of coins from a local fountain of love. Almost immediately thereafter, Beth finds herself fending off the advances of a diminutive sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a lanky street magician (Jon Heder), a doting painter (Will Arnett), and a narcissistic male model (Dax Shepard). Meanwhile, a smitten reporter (Josh Duhamel) does his best to convince Beth that true love isn't just a topic of fairy tales and romance novels.
I would give it a solid 7 in the romantic comedy genre- if for nothing else, rent it just to stare at Josh Duhamel for an hour and a half. He is adorable and ridiculously irrisistable in this one.

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