When in Rome If watching yet another comely couple zip through the Eternal City on a Vespa sounds mildly fun, be forwarned: When in Rome doesn't even offer… When in Rome If watching yet another comely couple zip through the Eternal City on a Vespa sounds mildly fun, be forwarned: When in Rome doesn't even offer… 2010-01-29 Comedy Romance Kristen Bell Josh Duhamel Alexis Dziena Will Arnett Dax Shepard
Movie Review

When in Rome (2010)

Kristen Bell, When in Rome | ALL DRESSED UP Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell survey the scene in When in Rome
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ALL DRESSED UP Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell survey the scene in When in Rome
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Jan 29, 2010; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel

If watching yet another comely couple zip through the Eternal City on a Vespa sounds mildly fun, be forwarned: When in Rome doesn't even offer that. Instead, we get three acts of labored slapstick wrung from an eye-roller of a premise: Type A museum curator Beth (Kristen Bell) is besieged by creepy suitors (including Danny DeVito and Will Arnett) when she plucks their wishing coins from an enchanted fountain. The catch for her is that a studly writer (Josh Duhamel) may also be under her spell. The catch for us, after watching Beth slog through one too many failed gags, is that we most certainly are not. D+

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Originally posted Jan 28, 2010
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