The Romantics

2010

The Romantics

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Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom. Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, THE ROMANTICS is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth. -- (C)Paramount Famous Productions

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  • May 01, 2014
    great cast coupled with a nice college romance XoXo
    Mohet N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2012
    The only good qualities about this movie were the excellent cast and the amazing soundtrack. It was quirky in that things happen in this movie that don't normally happen to average people. The song that played while the bride walked down the aisle was a sort of an American Bandstand song you might hear at a pro-football game complete cheerleaders dancing and heavy on the bass drum and stare. There was a beautiful song that played when the groom cheated on his fiance the night before the wedding (Bedouin Soundclash's song, "Brutal Hearts") which I added to my collection as soon as the movie was over. The conclusion is open-ended and I don't like that about movies... I like all loose strings tied. ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY cheated on their husband/fiance in this movie and no one seemed to care, either. It was annoying. That doesn't happen in real life. In real life, people get upset. It would have only got one star for the storyline but I give it an extra half a star for the good music and performances.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2011
    Watched half of this on the plane. Character and plot development were both hazy, annoying, pretentious and unconvincing. The best thing I got out of this was watching Josh Duhamel be sexy for an hour and adding the sultry Bedouin Soundclash song, "Brutal Hearts" to my library.
    Letitia L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2011
    It's an all-star cast crammed into a movie that should've never made it off of the pages of the book and onto the silver screen.
    Gregory D Super Reviewer

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