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Rated PG-13 · 91 minutes · 2010

Romantic comedy
Kristen Bell kicked major ass in Reefer Madness, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and, of course, TV’s Veronica Mars. Since Marshall, she’s shown up in the deplorable Fanboys, the embarrassing Couples Retreat, the stupid Astro Boy (in voice only) and now this crap—which has the dubious distinction of being the worst film of the year thus far. Bell plays Beth, a lonely woman who snatches some coins out of a Roman fountain and then gets stalked by men under a spell. This results in the likes of Will Arnett, Jon Heder and Danny De Vito making asses of themselves in shamefully sophomoric ways. It’s sad watching Bell navigate these mundane waters; it’s a testament to her star quality and charisma that she’s likable throughout this garbage, but enough is enough.


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Official Site: touchstone.movies.go.com/wheninrome
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Producer: Gary Foster, Mark Steven Johnson, Andrew Panay, Mindy Farrell, Steven Roffer and Ezra Swerdlow
Cast: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepard, Alexis Dziena, Kate Micucci, Peggy Lipton, Luca Calvani, Keir O'Donnell and Bobby Moynihan

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans, Edge of Darkness, When in Rome and more. 01/28/2010
Portland Mercury Omigod! I Totally Hate Myself Too! When in Rome, wallow in your insecurities. by Alison Hallett 01/28/2010
The Coast Halifax When in Rome, skip this movie Even dishy Josh Duhamel can't light this Roman candle. by Hillary Titley 01/28/2010

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