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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
- 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.
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.
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.
Rotten: The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones."
Soundtrack for "The Romantics"
They should really put up the soundtrack, especially Something Good by The Defenders!
Am I the only straight guy who thinks Anna Paquin isn't even close to attractive? Okay, but I MUST be the only straight guy who thinks Katie Holmes is completely unexciting sexually. Oh, right: And in case Rotten Tomatoes wasn't clear enough: This movie is HORRENDOUS!!!!!
P.S. Galt, you're done. No more writing. No more "directing." Just go.
This movie is absolutely terrible. I was so looking forward to it when I saw the trailer; it had such amazing actors in it! the plot is....eh..ok, but Anna Paquin was super strange! The only good thing about the movie is Malin Ackerman; she's hilarious and real!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2010
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