When in Rome (2010)

When in Rome is a romantic comedy featuring Kristen Bell. This movie is exactly what you'd expect it to be. It's an average romantic comedy at best. Bell plays Beth, a career oriented woman who only cares about her job. Guess what? She's a gorgeous woman who has bad luck with relationships. Where have we seen that before? Pretty much every generic romantic comedy out there. When Bell accidentally steals some coins out of the fountain of love in Rome during her sister's wedding, she unknowingly casts a love spell on a group of guys. Apparently its a common knowledge in Rome that if you take coins out of a fountain you make the person who threw in the coin fall in love with you. With a group of love crazed suitors following her, Bell must decide whether the man she fell in love with is really in love with her or just under a spell.
The only thing that may have saved this movie was Kristen Bell's charisma and charm. But, her talents as well as that of the cast seemed wasted due to the poor writing and bad premise. There isn't much to see in this movie that you haven't seen before. Skip this one unless you are a big fan of Kristen Bell or some of the cast members.

Rotten Tomatoes- Critics- 16%, Audience-44%
Yong's Rating- 5/10 (Skip it)


  1. Hey Yong...i am here. I am a great movie fan too...so i guess, your blog is now certainly on mah list. :)
    So who adds who first? :P

  2. You are way too kind Yong. I absolutely despised this movie, easily the worst I have seen in all of 2010. The story seems to have been written on the fly while the movie was being shot. The acting is sub-par at best and there is nothing romantic about the movie at all. Thankfully, When In Rome put an end to Kristen Bell's career as a rom-com leading lady. She needed that.

  3. yah, this movie had some of the most annoying character ever!

  4. Ack I watched a chunk of this on tv the other night (it was very late and there was nothing else on). I though it would be a stupid but entertaining enough rom-com but UGH it was just awful. Nothing made any sense and the story was extremely trite. Mostly I just wanted to see the scenes at the Guggenheim.

    Poor Kristen Bell. She can do so much better.

  5. I agree with you alex. poor kristin bell