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Review: When In Rome

... make a hasty retreat
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 2, 2010
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Maybe Beth (Kristen Bell) is a Fellini fan. Why else would the blonde beauty go wading through Rome's "Fontana d'Amore?"

After Beth fishes a few coins from the fountain, she magically attracts the attentions of Antonio (Will Arnett), Lance (Jon Heder), Gale (Dax Shepard), Al (a wisely unbilled Danny DeVito), and Nick (Josh Duhamel), all of whom inexplicably follow her back to the Big Apple for a series of musical stalker montages. Nick's affection might be genuine, since — other than taking Beth on a date to a theme restaurant where patrons dine in total darkness — he's the only suitor to exhibit normal behavior. (Plus, he's not played by DeVito.)

But director Mark Steven Johnson exhibits neither an eye nor an ear for comedy — he must have been deaf and dumb to agree to shoot a script by Davids Diamond and Weissman, the duo who penned the execrable Old Dogs.

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