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. But oh, the irony! In The Romantics, Tom (Josh Duhamel) isn’t marrying Laura (Katie Holmes), the heroine he really loves (even though Holmes is Dawson’s Creek charming). Instead, he’s pledged to rich, controlling Lila (Anna Paquin) — Laura’s best friend. Awkward! C-
YOUNG OLD LOVERS Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes in The Romantics (JOJO WHILDEN)
Starring: Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes; Starring: Malin Akerman, Anna Paquin; Director: Galt Niederhoffer; Author: Galt Niederhoffer; Release Date Limited: 09/10/2010; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: PG-13
Posted September 17 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT
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