The Romantics
The Romantics (2010)

Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin),… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The script fails to establish the likability of any of the main characters, which dulls the sense of urgency during the dramatic moments.

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Dana Stevens

[It] somehow skirts utter loathsomeness by dint of its elegant camerawork and a few finely tuned performances. I'm not suggesting you run out to the theater and see this, but if it comes on cable someday and you have a big pile of laundry to fold...

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Poignant? Only because someone worked pretty hard on this.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

What ensues is a couple of days of confession and mild debauchery. It's all sketchy and banal.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Instead of Rachel Getting Married with an Oscar-nominated Anne Hathaway, we get Galt Niederhoffer's misbegotten, miscast snoozefest with Katie Holmes struggling to prove that there is life as an actress while still being Mrs. Tom Cruise.

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Sean Axmaker

... isn't so much a romantic comedy as a lightweight indie ensemble drama that never quite gels.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's possible that Niederhoffer was too close to her novel to stand back from its excesses. She's made a seriously self-indulgent movie about self-indulgent people.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

With its tart dialogue and its perfect ending, it is sensitive as well as sagacious. It's a rare combination.

Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

If only we had a better feel for these people, some reason to care as much as they clearly do, who's to say how satisfying 'The Romantics' might have been?

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Flixster Audience Score: 21% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good cast, particularly the women, but the characters are so generic and selfish it is hard to care about any of them. The up in the air ending doesn't… More
Conner Rainwater
While The Romantics might not be for everyone, I thought it was great. In a lot of ways it reminds me of a generational movie, but it doesn't really commit… More
Letitia Lew
Watched half of this on the plane. Character and plot development were both hazy, annoying, pretentious and unconvincing. The best thing I got out of this was… More
Steven Carrier
I found there to be a lot to like in "The Romantics." This ensemble drama features a great cast (Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody,… More
Gregory Dark
It's an all-star cast crammed into a movie that should've never made it off of the pages of the book and onto the silver screen.
Manu Gino
Promising movie with some good young actors but failed at everything else including a decent story and an harsh ending. The movie at times seems childish and… More