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The Romantics

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Galt Niederhoffer

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About the Movie

Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding, seven close friends—all members of an eclectic college clique—assemble to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes), maid of honor and Lila (Anna Paquin), the golden-girl-bride, 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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15%
  • Reviews Counted: 34
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 29
  • Average Rating: 4.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A formulaic rom-com with an Ivy League pedigree and a higher-than-average SAT verbal score. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Sep 10, 2010

Rotten: Clumsy camera work adds to the pre-wedding jitters in writer-director Galt Niederhoffer's pashmina-thin drama about attractive self-congratulatory Yale alumni gathering for the nuptials of two of their own. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 8, 2010

Rotten: Instead of Rachel Getting Married with an Oscar-nominated Anne Hathaway, we get Galt Niederhoffer's misbegotten, miscast snoozefest with Katie Holmes struggling to prove that there is life as an actress while still being Mrs. Tom Cruise. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Sep 10, 2010

Rotten: The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones." – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Sep 9, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Good.

I was hoping for more out of the ending of the film but none the less I enjoyed it. Made me think of my friends and our relationships with each other. Performances were good from all cast. Katie and Josh had great chemistry.

Terrible

The Movie looks and sounds cheap there is no real important plot and absolutely no chemistry between any of the characters . An hour of my life I'll never get back

OK movie, really bad ending

I enjoyed the movie, but the ending is so abrupt with no indication of how anything is resolved. That really bugs me!

The Romantics
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2010

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