Thursday, January 28, 2010

Silly, silly "When in Rome"

I saw a sneak preview of When in Rome last night. It's not going to win any Oscars, but it's a fun movie nonetheless.

Beth (Kristen Bell), a curator at The Guggenheim, hasn't had any luck with men. When her younger sister Joan gets engaged to an Italian she's known for two weeks, she flies to Rome to be maid of honor in their wedding. There, she meets the gorgeous best man, Nick (Josh Duhamel). They seemingly hit it off, but she's disappointed after she thinks she sees him kissing another woman.

Down on her luck, Beth takes some coins out of the Fontana de Amore. People throw coins in the fountain hoping to find love. Since Beth took their coins, they will fall in love with her. Several men follow her back home to New York City (including a hilarious quartet of Dax Shepard, Danny DeVito, John Heder and Will Arnett).

Beth and Nick start seeing each other again despite the incessant stream of strange men following her around. She starts to believe that she's taken Nick's coin out of the fountain, which would mean that his love isn't real. Major drama then ensues. Don't worry, everything works out in the end.

At the very least, this movie brought back good memories of my trip to Rome (and Duhamel isn't tough on the eyes either). There are also two wedding scenes in the movie. Since I'm getting married soon, I always enjoy seeing these. Bell's strapless wedding dress worn in the fountain (see above photo) was very pretty with flowers at the waist.

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