The Romantics (2010) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score



Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Galt Niederhoffer
Stars: Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 25 out of 41 found boring (60.97%)

One-line Reviews (53)

Boring Uneventful waste of time .

very tedious .

In summation: a mainstream romantic dram-com dressed up like an indie film that sins thrice: it's boring, clichéd, and insignificant.

And it had such a slow beginning, actually all of it was slow and dull.

A waste of talent and my time .

It was the worst movie ever I've seen.

Whatever they were trying to achieve was lost in ciaos and uninspiring characters.

The dialog and relationships don't always ring true and, while it is a reasonably entertaining movie, I found it to be nothing special.

Thank a lot something spared me from being bored to death

Wow, this movie is so superfluously boring.

The screenplay has lots of boring gaps in which this supposedly bright, witty group wanders around without saying much at all.

This was such a waste of time.

But seriously, NOTHING HAPPENED.

Dull, Boring, Characters with No Chemistry and Poorly Developed, Awful Screenplay and Story, Dreadful Film .

About half an hour in though I lost interest due to the dull dialogue and limp storyline.

What a waste of talent and my time.

Unfortunately "The Romantics" is dull, boring, characters with no chemistry and poorly developed in an awful screenplay and story.

Boring script, bad acting, limp direction .

What starts out as a decent romantic comedy quickly devolves into a self-indulgent joke about whiny, privileged white kids who (gasp) don't know what to do with their lives!


Everybody blames the actors, but how can you act with such cliché script, that is leading to nowhere.

A boring story with lacking characters providing no extra meaning to your standard romantic drama.

The night before my wedding was comparatively boring.

To be honest, when it started I thought I will be bored to death by slow pace, pastel colors and TV-show actors trying to act more deep than usual.


The premise was of course a cliché.

This dreary, self absorbed, waste of time had very little value.

Everything was so totally predictable.

Where other lesser films might try to force the jokes and push forward to a obviously predictable ending the Romantics is at its best when it focuses simply on people's feelings and the raw emotion of the moment.

A good example being the dull "He's Just Not That Into You" or the recent "Valentine's Day".

This was actually the worst movie I have ever seen.

Anna Paquin is amazing though her role is really confusing, why she is marrying a man love in her best friend is weird!

Dull, slow film .

Wow for a movie with such a great cast this was super boring.

only the soundtrack was good, and although it could have launched this review to 3 stars, it went back down to 2 because of the strange, poorly chosen final track, an upbeat tune that closed out a confusing, muddled tragedy.

It had no story line unless you count some douche-bag groom having an affair the night before his wedding.

What a dud - don't waste your time.

It was poor acting with no plot just a bunch of stupid, pointless accidents.

Actually I watched it for Josh Duhannel but I was bored while watching.

All the male roles are so uninteresting one wonders why were they included.

A movie like an empty game.

This is a very tiresome and boring movie to watch, exactly like rushing in and out of a train station, so crowd, so noisy and everyone is stranger.

The story is so meaningless and empty.

The acting is boring and the whole movie is uneventful.

In fact all the characters are uninteresting and not developed on screen.

Though most people criticize this film for lacking depth, I found the story to be so compelling and realistic I feel some people must have missed the point.

This is a slow slow slow movie.


Character driven films are only enjoyable when we learn and understand the motivation behind the characters, or when we watch them grow and evolve.

Bad interpretation by the director also further eroded the direction and the tone of the movie, resulted it in a very noisy, absurd, pretentious, shallow, mesh potato-like junk food.

i feel that rivalry wise Anna's character had ultimately lost to Katie's character no matter who in the end was marrying josh's character, there was a strain to that friendship and in the end it so beautifully broke in a uncomfortable way for both anna's character and katie's and i felt the characters played there parts well, im pulled to the film i enjoyed it and will probably buy it, it kind of reminds me of the sadness of another film i adored for its pain called closer look it up =)

Any juice that can be squeezed from the "post-college malaise" hokum is soured by cliché and archetype.

It's so unconvincing they were really good friends in college, because they were so pretentious and so phony to each other.