JOJO WHILDEN
Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 17, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Romantics

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
95 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/10/10
performer
Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, Malin Akerman, Anna Paquin
director
Galt Niederhoffer
author
Galt Niederhoffer

We gave it a C-

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-

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