Tuesday, February 9, 2010

When In Rome.

When in a relationship their are many times you sacrifice what you want to selfishly do for the desires of the one you love. Tonight that sacrifice manifested itself as a Tuesday night cheap movie date to my local theater to see one of February's trademark romcom's "When In Rome".
It was one of those situations where me and her had our browsers opened to the Cineplex website saying the titles of movies back and forth yaying or naying movies until one stuck out that we could both tolerate. After deliberating we eventually landed on "When In Rome".

I got exactly what I figured I would get out of this overly fast paced romantic stereotype: an hour and a half that felt like 20 minutes, where at times the plot was so painfully obvious i wanted to burst out in hysterical, near mental patient laughter.
Of course if you've seen the trailers you basically know what you're getting yourself into; especially considering the ominous voice of TV's Gossip Girl/Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Kristen Bell and the Transformers franchises Josh Duhamel explain the plot for you in front of a fucking gray backdrop, which to me bridges soooo many boundaries.

So if you haven't seen the commercials or a trailer for this movie allow me to ruin the plot:
- girl gets pissed, takes coins out of magic fountain, owners of said coins fall in love with said girl
- guys (played by "seasoned" comedians (John Heder, Will Arnett, Dax Shepard and Danny Devito) follow her to New York
- laughs ensue etc.
- resolution
- everyone's happy ta-da

Though from beginning to end this film was completely and utterly predictable, it was not without random laughs which actually kept me paying attention, that and I've loved Dax Shepard and Will Arnett since 2006's often overlooked comedy "Let's Go to Prison".
Though this movie was mindless and included periods in which i would rather have been sleeping or pulling the skin off of my face, these movies really are needed. Without the terrible, we wouldnt really know amazing. For example if I had never seen "Epic Movie" (I nearly vomit just thinking about that load to tripe) would movies like "Children of Men" or "Avatar" been as good as they were? and without bullshit movies like "Wing Commander" and "Lost in Space" would classic sci-fi like Star Wars still be as timeless as they are today?
The answer:

oh yea I guess id give "When in Rome" a 2.5/10 or something.

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