When in Rome


Action / Comedy / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 54822


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Kristen Bell as Beth
Lee Pace as Brady Sacks
Kristen Schaal as Ilona
Josh Duhamel as Nick
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650.23 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 8 / 45

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Wuchak 7 / 10

Amusing rom(e)com with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel

RELEASED IN 2010 and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, "When in Rome" stars Kristen Bell as Beth, a busy unlucky-in-love woman from New York City, who finally meets the man who can take her mind off work while vacationing in Rome (Josh Duhamel). Unfortunately Beth impulsively takes four coins from a reputed fountain of love, which magically attracts four suitors she doesn't want (Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder & Dax Shepard).

Speaking as someone who doesn't view many romcoms, I found this one quite watchable. I'm not too familiar with Bell because I've only seen her in two other films and they were minor roles ("Burlesque" and "Scream 4"), but she easily carries the movie with her star power, although she looks like she could use a few hamburgers.

The movie puts its best foot forward with the kinetic first act, which mostly takes place in Rome and is the most humorous part of the movie, and sometimes hilarious (e.g. the "Cherry Pie" joke). The mid-section loses steam a bit as things get too mushy, but the movie perks up again in the last act. There's a memorable comical episode featuring a compact yellow European automobile. Jon Heder's magician character, Lance, is the most engaging suitor while DeVito's character (eventually) arouses sympathy.

THE FILM RUNS 91 minutes and was shot in Rome, New York City and Santa Clarita, CA. WRITERS: David Diamond & David Weissman. ADDITIONAL CAST: Anjelica Huston plays Beth's humorless boss while Peggy Lipton & Don Johnson play her parents. Kate Micucci and Bobby Moynihan are on hand as the potential couple's best friends respectively. Alexis Dziena appears as Beth's sister.


Reviewed by Prismark10 3 / 10

Coins in the fountain

When in Rome is a dismal rom com. Kristen Bell is a career woman who has found love elusive. At her sister's wedding in Italy she drunkenly takes out coins from Rome's 'Fountain of love' which leads to the men who threw those coins into the fountain to fall in love with her and they each stalk her back to New York.

Josh Duhamel was the best man at her sister's wedding and he is also interested in Bell but she wonders if he really wants her or just bedazzled.

Duhamel is charming with the little the script has given him, Bell is flat and two dimensional, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Dax Shepard, Jon Heder try to shine quirkily as the crazed suitors.

There is some originality in the film like a restaurant set in darkness but the film so often falls for unfunny and unoriginal slapstick.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 5 / 10

When in Rome Avoid This Film.

When in Rome (2010): Dir: Mark Steven Johnson / Cast: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Alexis Dziena, Dax Shepard: Romantic comedy about experience. Kristen Bell arrives in Rome for her sister's wedding but when she snags four coins from the fountain of love, she finds herself the victim of proposals from four males. They are a painter, a salesman, a magician, and a model, all of which come off as creepy. The premise has flair but the antics of the four spellbound males are not funny. Director Mark Steven Johnson gives great shots of Rome. This is a different project for a director who previously made Ghost Rider and Daredevil, although this film does contain elements of supernatural. Kristen Bell basically tries the salvage the film with her charm before arriving at the predicted conclusion. Josh Duhamel brings little to the guy she meets at the wedding, and his attempt at humour and sarcasm come off forced in comparison to Bell who fits the material. Her co-worker is a ditz who should mind her own business. She is basically one of those friends who decides for you what is best for you. Will Arnett plays the painter, Danny De Vito plays the salesman, Jon Heder plays the magician, and Dax Shepherd plays the male model. This is a great cast strung out on formula material and all have done superior work. Despite their efforts none of these characters come off as likable although I believe we're suppose to identify. They are merely creepy in a foul attempt at humour. While it plays at the magic of true love, the film itself is foolish when in Rome, or anywhere else. Score: 5 ½ / 10

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