Monday Movie Review #3 - When In Rome

Monday, February 1, 2010

This past weekend, I got to see When In Rome with a couple of friends of mine. We decided we needed a little pick-me-up emotionally, so we this.

An ambitious young New Yorker, disillusioned with romance, takes a whirlwind trip to Rome where she defiantly plucks magic coins from a “foolish” fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of an odd group of suitors: a sausage magnate, a street magician, an adoring painter and a self-admiring model. But when a charming reporter pursues her with equal zest, how will she know if his love is the real thing?
Taken from Celebrity Wonder.

I'll be the first to admit, chick flicks are a dime a dozen, so it's rare when you find one that ups the ante, so to speak. While When In Rome doesn't really do that, it's still a fun movie, and hey, it features Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, anyone?!?! I'm still bitter that show was canceled.) I digress. Back to the flick.

In a nutshell, this movie follows Beth as she journeys to Rome for her sister's wedding. Ever unlucky in love, Beth decides to be a rebel and steal coins from the Trevi fountain. Little does she know, there's a myth that if one steals coins from the fountain, whoever tossed them in will automatically fall in love with the person who plucked them out. Therein lies the problem - Beth might just have feelings for the young, hot reporter, Josh Duhamel, that's on her tail, but she's not sure if that's simply because she took his coins, or if he might just really love her.

This film is fun, cute, and sexy in a totally endearing way. You want to get to know the characters better, and it's funnier because if you know that Kristen Bell is actually dating Dax Shepard in real life, it makes the dynamic that much better. The actors are perfect for their roles, and it's a fun, brainless, cheddar cheese chick flick for everyone...just don't go in expecting a deep, meaningful piece.

Highlights Include: Josh Duhamel dancing, vase-breaking fail, Jon Heder's entire role, and much, much more. I give this movie a 4 out of 5. Below is the trailer, if you've yet to see it.


  1. OMG this movie looks SOOOO CUTE! :) And I love the main guy in it! :)

    Awesome review, I cant wait to see it!

  2. I'm glad you liked it. I really want to see this. It looks really sweet and I love Kristen Bell.

  3. i love josh duhamel! melissa, i got an award for you girl.hope you like it!

  4. Oooo sounds so cute. I really want to see this one :)

  5. "a fun, brainless, cheddar cheese chick flick": you described When in Rome perfectly :) I went with a friend last week.

  6. Sounds like a fun sweet movie!

    You just got an award on my blog:

  7. thanks for the recommend. It looks cute!

  8. looks like a fun/female/mindless escape type movie! right up my alley!

  9. I saw this saturday too!! I thought it was cute, I really like Josh Duhamel :)

  10. I love a good chick flick. I'm dying to see Valentine's Day.

  11. I've been wanting to see this one! Chick flicks are too fun.

  12. I loved this movie. It was like candy! I really did like it. Quirky, fun, and romantic. A win in my book.
    Though, my sis-in-law hated it. Maybe she was expecting it to be deeper or something? Not sure.

  13. I saw the preview for this movie in theaters but forgot about it until I saw your post. It's one that I want to see and I'm glad that you liked it! I'm all for a good chick flick!

    And yes, I'm a fan of Veronica Mars too! :)

  14. This sounds like such a cute movie, I love chick flicks so much! I have to watch this one :) Glad you liked it.


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