When in Rome..

Truth to be told, I do not believe in true love and all that jazz.

Yet I absolutely adore light-hearted, silly, preposterous romantic comedies. There are (at least to me) antidotes to the jaded worn soul, a stress-reliever after a long day/week’s work & it provides the excuse for one to laugh hysterically, which IMHO, the best medicine one should have at disposal in keeping all illnesses at bay.

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Yes, When In Rome is predictable. But it’s still a pleasant comedic fantasy. Reviews were hard, and most were entirely unfavourable, citing it as a silly, shallow & painful; given the agony induced by this godawful comedy :mrgreen:
I read those reviews with amusement, for I opined that there were worse comedies made, such as the American Pie series & Stephan Chow “Shaolin Soccer”, all of which were tacky & unrealistic.

At least ‘When in Rome’ didn’t try too hard, and the whole story was kept simple & straightforward. One should just go, sit back & be entertained. After all, isn’t that what’s watching a movie is about?

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Beth (Kirsten Bell) is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors whose coins she had taken.

4 of them were misfits & provided most of the laughs for the show. Josh Duhamel, however, provided the eye candy.

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Already a likeable face, and coupled with an easy role, he carried his part well.

Movie: When In Rome

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Genre: Comedy/ Romance – I totally dig such shows!!! πŸ˜›

Mains actors/actresses:
Kristen Bell … Beth
Josh Duhamel … Nick
Anjelica Huston … Celeste

It is really good to see Kirsten Bell in less bimbo-ish roles (her previous movies being Forgetting Sarah Marshall & Couples Retreat). Here, at least she “acted” rather than just a pretty face spurting monotone dialogues.

On a really “girly” note, her wardrobe was really chic & the fashion was very appealing. Yeah, I do think I need some clothes like that! πŸ˜€

Well, When In Rome, do as the Romans do. Hence when you are watching a comedy, enjoy it as a comedy. Don’t expect too much, just do remember to relax & to laugh your socks off πŸ˜›

ps: Thanks to Churp Churp for the tickets!

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