The Romantics (film)

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The Romantics
The-romantics-movie-poster.jpg
Directed by Galt Niederhoffer
Produced by Michael Benaroya
Written by Galt Niederhoffer
Starring
Distributed by Falcon Films
Paramount Famous Productions
Release date(s)
  • January 24, 2010 (2010-01-24) (Sundance)
  • September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) (United States)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,500,000
Box office $123,820[1]

The Romantics is a 2010 romantic comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Galt Niederhoffer, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film.[2]

Plot[edit]

A group of seven college friends reunite after six years for a wedding. Things go awry when the maid of honor, Laura, (Katie Holmes[3]) and the bride, Lila (Anna Paquin), clash over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel), with whom Laura was once romantically involved. As Laura, Lila, and Tom all try to decipher their emotions, the film explores all of the relationships of people in and around the circle of friends that met those years ago.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Liv Tyler was originally cast as Laura, but was replaced by Katie Holmes, who also served as the film's executive producer.[4]

Filming took place from November to December 2009 in Southold, New York.

It had its world premiere during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in selected theaters September 10, 2010.[5]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The film was panned by critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 15% based on reviews from 33 critics.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Romantics". Box Office Mojo. IMDB. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ The Romantics Film page
  3. ^ Jill Goldsmith (September 23, 2009). "ICM’s Bartlett boosts young talent". Variety. 
  4. ^ Tatiana Siegel (November 1, 2009). "‘Romantics’ hot for Katie Holmes". Variety. 
  5. ^ http://social.entertainment.msn.com/movies/blogs/the-hitlist-blogpost.aspx?post=1788798&icid=MOVIES1&GT1=MOVIES1
  6. ^ "The Romantics". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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