When in Rome

Kristen Bell  Actor Josh Duhamel  Actor Anjelica Huston  Actor Danny DeVito  Actor Will Arnett  Actor Jon Heder  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Adult Situations

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When in Rome

Theatrical Release Date: 2008 (USA) / 2010 01 29 (USA)

UPC: 786936786378

Studio: Touchstone/Disney

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Adult Situations]

Summary: 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Features: Alternate opening & ending
Crazy Casanovas: mischief from the set - off-the-wall cast & crew featurette
"Extended Pain With the Suitors" - extended scenes, suitors turn the musuem into their own pain exhibit
Kerplunk! bloopers from Rome
Deleted scenes
Music video: "Starstrukk" by 30H!3 featuring Katy Perry
Music video: "Stupid Love Letter" by Friday Night Boys

When in Rome

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 06/15/2010

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DHMA, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 91 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)

Cammila Collar

Despite the misleading name, romantic comedies are seldom particularly funny. Most of the time, the comedy is just a benign backdrop for the romance, so a movie that aims squarely to be light entertainment never strays into overly serious territory. But When in Rome makes an honest attempt at being funny, filling out the supporting cast with actual comedians like Will Arnett, Dax Shepard, and Bobby Moynihan -- you know, the way that real comedies do.

The end result is indeed something a touch funnier than your average romcom, but not by a lot. It stars Kristen Bell as our hero, Beth. A tightly wound curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Beth's never been lucky in love, so when she meets the tall, dark, and smarmy Nick (Josh Duhamel) while attending her sister's epic wedding in Rome, it takes a lot for her to admit she really likes him. But, of course, things don't go as planned, and Beth ends up drunk and angry and wading in a fountain that turns out to be magical. The handful of coins she pockets out of its recesses turn out to be the wishes for love cast by a handful of quirky men, and with the coins in her possession, their love inexplicably turns toward her. So now, back home, Beth's running all over New York trying to prepare for the Big Exhibition Her Whole Career Is Riding On, while a motley crew of stalkers chases her around, engaging in silly and embarrassing antics to demonstrate their love. All, of course, except for Nick, who is apparently under the same spell, but who is otherwise sane (and cute).

Bell and Duhamel do a lot with their roles -- which, if we're being honest, are mostly generic. On paper, Nick is kind of a sappy milquetoast, but Duhamel brings enough gravitas to make him seem a little rakish and fun. And though Bell is certainly talented (and, though it goes without saying, gorgeous) enough to say her lines and cash her checks, she still plays Beth with a lot of heart. In fact, the whole movie is generally sweet and appropriately charming -- just don't go in expecting something innovative or interesting or particularly hilarious. Will Arnett may be a comedic heavyweight, but most of his jokes still hinge on him wearing a silly wig and falling down a lot. That's all fine as long as you go in with the right expectations -- things are exceedingly cute, but rarely hysterical. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Christopher Young  Composer (Music Score) 
Gary Foster  Producer 
Ezra Swerdlow  Executive Producer 
Mark Steven Johnson  Director 
Mark Steven Johnson  Producer 
Steven Roffer  Executive Producer 
David Weissman  Screenwriter 
Andrew Panay  Producer 
David Diamond  Screenwriter 
Rikki Lea Bestall  Producer 
Mindy Farrell  Executive Producer 
Kristen Bell  Actor 
Josh Duhamel  Actor 
Anjelica Huston  Actor 
Danny DeVito  Actor 
Will Arnett  Actor 
Jon Heder  Actor 
Dax Shepard  Actor 
Alexis Dziena  Actor 
Kate Micucci  Actor 
Peggy Lipton  Actor 
Luca Calvani  Actor 
Keir O'Donnell  Actor 
Bobby Moynihan  Actor 
Kristen Schaal  Actor 
Judith Malina  Actor 
Lee Pace  Actor 
Natalie Joy Johnson  Actor 
Brian Golub  Actor 
Charlie Sanders  Actor 
Eugene Cordero  Actor 
Eric Zuckerman  Actor 
Pasquale Esposito  Actor 
Valentina Roma  Actor 
Francesco De Vito  Actor 
Carlo Giuliano  Actor 
Tommaso Matelli  Actor 
Bob Dwyer  Actor 
Ebony Jo-Ann  Actor 
Erin Miller  Actor 
Quisha Saunders  Actor 
Alexa Havins  Actor 
Carlo D'Amore  Actor 
Geoffrey Cantor  Actor 
Abe Goldfarb  Actor 
J.T. Arbogast  Actor 
Lawrence Taylor  Actor 
Shaquille O'Neal  Actor 
David Lee  Actor 
Brian Kenny  Actor 
Gloia Colonello  Actor 
John Mainieri  Actor 
George Deihl Jr.  Actor 
Brook Whitmore  Actor 
Bing Putney  Actor 
Elizabeth Olin  Actor 
Jessica Howell  Actor 
Ghostface Killah  Actor 

Country: USA