Cast: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepherd, Alexis Dziena, Kate.Micucci with Danny DeVito and Anjelica Houston
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Running Time: 91 minutes
What's a girl to do? Successful but single Beth (Kristen Bell) is in for the ride of her life when, in Rome, she chooses the wrong fountain to pick up coins from, and gains an army of devoted admirers in When in Rome, now available on DVD.
Art curator Beth is on the verge of giving up on love altogether. With her job at the Guggenheim and her New York lifestyle to her liking, all that seems to be missing is that special someone in her life. Further still, when her sister announces her impulse Rome wedding, Beth packs her bag expecting to be alone on another perfect romantic occasion.
Things, however, are looking up! At the wedding Beth meets the handsome and charming Nick, played by Josh Duhamel (Transformers and Transformers Revenge) and it seems maybe she has just met Mr Right.
But when it looks as though her luck had changed, true to form Beth spies Nick in the arms of another women! Frustrated, and a little tipsy, she jumps into the reputed 'fountain of love' and collects three coins, instantaneously causing her luck to swing too much in her favour!
Not realising her error, Beth is now pursued back to New York by the four owners of the coins, all convinced that Beth is the love of their lives! This includes sausage magnate Al (Danny Devito) who calls on Beth for private tours of the museum; Italian painter Antino, played by Will Arnett (of Arrested Development fame); Lance (Jon Heder), a creepy street magician; and Gale (Dax Shepard), a narcissistic model obsessed with his body.
Meanwhile, Nick has not forgotten Beth and begins to pursue her back in New York. But when Beth learns that by taking the coins from the fountain she was responsible for the curse that has men chasing her, could it be that Nick's interest is the result of the same curse? Or could it be true love?
When In Rome
Review: I loved this film, it's an easy to watch, romantic comedy.
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Celebrate the release of the romantic comedy When In Rome with this lovers' guide to Italy's passionate capital city. History tumbles out of every corner as visitors wander Rome's famed cobblestone streets and romantic lanes, but aside from the regular tourist hotspots - including the Pantheon, Colosseum and Sistine Chapel - where should lovers visit to enjoy the ultimate romantic getaway? Read on to find out about these hidden gems in the historic city...
A ROMANTIC STROLL...
Rome is filled with romantic streets where you can wander arm-in-arm with your lover, as well as cute restaurants hidden away in quaint corners - but the main areas of the city are often bustling with tourists. Escape the crowds to the smaller lanes between PIAZZA NAVONA and the TIBER RIVER where you can stroll past local workshops, artisans, antique stores, wine bars and coffee shops. Via dei Coronari, Via Giulia, Via Monserrato, Via dei Banchi vecchi, Via del Governo Vecchio and Via dei Banchi Nuovi are the best spots to romantically roam in Rome.
Located in the bohemian and romantic quarter of Trastevere, VILLA FARNESINA was built in the early 16th century. It stands amidst a garden of exotic trees and it's the perfect place for art and nature lovers to visit. The interior of the villa features frescoes commissioned by great Renaissance painters including Raphael. See if you can spot his painting which depicts the great love story of Cupid and Psyche.
INSIDER TIP: The villa is open to the public every morning (except Sunday) until 12.30pm. Get there early!
The VILLA BORGHESE is one of the most beautiful public gardens in Rome. It's a popular place for dog walking, jogging and picnicking - and it's home to amazing museums and galleries. Take an hour out of your schedule to rent a boat on the lake and float among the ducks and swans. Perfecto!
THE KEY TO ROMANCE...
Wander up AVENTINE HILL, a beautiful residential part of the city, and continue through to the famous Orange Garden & Rose Gardens. Take your time to savor the striking views of Rome's historic domes and buildings below until you stumble across an iron gate with a keyhole. Peek through for a surrealistic surprise: a view of St. Peter's Basilica framed by rose bushes.
INSIDER TIP: This is the best-known keyhole in Rome, so don't feel silly gazing through the gap. You won't be the only one doing it!
LOCK IN YOUR LOVE...
In 2006, a romantic novel by Italian writer Federico Moccia gave birth to a new romantic legend at the PONTE MILVIO. Since then, young lovers have flocked here to hang padlocks on a lamppost on the bridge and then throw the key into the Tiber River. The lamppost was in danger of collapsing, so in 2007 the mayor installed steel columns on the bridge for couples to continue the new tradition.
WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN...
The best spot to catch the sunset is from the top of GIANICOLO HILL. The city shimmers below as the sun sets in the distance revealing an awe-inspiring view of Rome's ancient landmarks. Afterwards, wander downhill to the romantic Travestere neighborhood for a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Bliss… INSIDER TIP: The fountain in Travestere's piazza is a popular gathering place for locals, so lap up the truly Roman atmosphere!
THE NIGHT IS YOUNG...
When the sun sets, it's time to get your groove on at the bustling bars and clubs of the city. A local favorite is LA CABALA, which is found on the third floor on Via Del Soldati. It's a lively spot with great music and amazing views over the Tiber River. The perfect way to end the perfect day!
OUR TOP THREE: PLACES TO SMOOCH
Snuggle up to your lover and share a secret kiss on these romantic terraces...
1) THE TERRACE ON THE PARCO DEGLI ARANCI
Located on Aventine Hill, beside the church of Santa Sabina, this terrace has an awe-inspiring view of the city.
2) THE TERRACE ON THE PICIO
Located above Piazza del Popolo, this beautiful terrace is another romantic hotspot in Rome.
3) THE TERRACE AT THE FONTANA DELL'ACQUA PAOLA
This terrace is situated next to the Spanish embassy and it's the perfect place for a private smooch.
OUR TOP THREE: ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
The perfect venues for a candlelit meal to remember...
1) TERRAZZA CAFFARELLI
This delightful rooftop restaurant is found in the Musei Capitolino complex on the Campidogio.
2) CASINO VALADIER
The Pincio in the Borghese Gardens is home to this two-story Roman gem with a terrace restaurant and great views of the city.
3) LA TERRAZZA
Take an elevator to the top floor of Hotel Raphael and then wander up two flights of stairs to reach this beautiful rooftop terrace restaurant.
OUR TOP THREE: TERRACES TO SHARE A PROSECCO WITH YOUR LOVED ONE
Share a sparkling prosecco with someone special on the terrace of these romantic locations:
1) LA PERGOLA
This Michelin 2-star restaurant in the Cavaliere Hilton has awe-inspiring views of Rome and St. Peters. Bliss!
2) HOTEL FORUM
A rooftop terrace restaurant with dramatic views of The Forum.
3) HOTEL DE LA MINERVA
Another romantic rooftop for lovers. This location is so close to the Pantheon dome that you can almost touch it!
OUR TOP THREE: ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN ROME
How can you make your romantic trip even more special? Look no further...
1) TAKE A WANDER...
Visit the piazzi and fountains at Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Farnese. You'll be sure to see Rome at its best with some of the most important monuments, sculptures and history before you.
2) SHARE SOME PASTA...
Order Buccatina alla Matriciana - a hollow spaghetti with the celebrated red sauce - for your first course at legendary restaurant, La Matriciana. Share a noodle with someone special just like Lady And The Tramp!
3) HEAD OFF ON A VESPA...
Rent a Vespa scooter and experience the city from the road. There are a number of rental companies in Rome, so snuggle up together and explore the city like a true Italian...
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