The Romantics (film)

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The Romantics
Directed byGalt Niederhoffer
Produced byMichael Benaroya
Written byGalt Niederhoffer
Distributed byFalcon Films
Paramount Famous Productions
Release date
  • January 24, 2010 (2010-01-24) (Sundance)
  • September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
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]


A group of seven college friends reunite after six years for a wedding. Things go awry when the maid of honor, Laura (Katie Holmes), 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.



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, and Los Angeles, California.

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


Critical response[edit]

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


  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "The Romantics". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 3 February 2013.

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