Monday, April 19, 2010

Movie Monday - Fountain of Love

When in Rome

Released: January 29, 2010

Written by: David Diamond & David Weissman

Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Beth is a hard working career woman whose last relationship says that she puts her work above him so he left her. When he tells her he found another career woman and is willing to stick it out with her and is engaged to her, Beth feels that there is no one for her.
And when she goes to Rome to attend her sister's impromptu wedding and after meeting the best man, Nick she’s attracted to him but after seeing him with another woman, she gets drunk and goes into the famed Fountain of Love and takes some coins thrown by people looking for love.
When she goes back to New York, four men start coming onto her, and Nick keeps calling her asking her out. She later learns that what she did – is a no-no. It seems legend says that if you take a coin out of the fountain the person who threw it will fall in love with who took the coin.
So she has to find a way to break the curse. And she wonders if Nick whom she likes is with her cause he wants to or is he under the spell.

I saw this movie back when it first came out as a girl’s night out movie. I admit that I was drawn because I was a huge fan of the television show Veronica Mars and Kristin Bell starred in both.

This movie wasn’t that bad; for a girl’s night it wasn’t a horrible choice though it would have been a better date night pick. It was a nice romantic comedy that made me laugh out loud a few times. I have to say that Danny DeVito and Anjelica Huston were phenomenal.

The concept was simple and sweet – take some coins from a fountain of love and strange people fall in love with you from the magic of it all – simple. The idea that you can never truly be sure of love, now that was a nice touch to the overall romance arc.

Overall, this wasn’t a horrible movie but it wasn’t fantastic. It was average. A nice time, though not necessarily worth the money spent, and would be a good rental choice (May 2010) and I’m going to give it a 5/10.

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