The Romantics is a 2010 romantic comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Galt Niederhoffer, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film.
You know very well by now that I am not into drama movies because I don’t want to cry. But well, this isn’t a really sad story and I was encouraged by its trailer on You Tube that I decided to watch The Romantics with my husband. The characters of Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes were passionate and artistic. They were former lovers but then by a twist of fate, Duhamel was eventually about to get married to the character of Anna Paquin, who was incidentally Holmes’ roommate and supposed best friend. Paquin here is just very controlling that she actually literally took over the life of Holmes. And eventually for the wedding, she had to choose Holmes as her maid of honor.
Anyway, I am just thinking if such neurosis really does exist.
Okay, I will not reveal the ending to the story, just in case you want to watch it. The situation is just not something that you want to happen to a friend or worse, your daughter.
The Romantics plot
“Seven college friends reunite six years later for the wedding of Lila (Anna Paquin) and Tom (Josh Duhamel). Things go awry when the maid of honor Laura (Katie Holmes) and the bride clash over the groom, with whom Laura was once romantically involved. The story moves slowly trying to explore all the relationships of people in and around the circle of friends. The movie ends with the wedding getting ruined by rain, just before the marriage can be concluded. It is implied that, in the end, the controlling nature of the bride is too much for the groom and he still loves the maid of honor.”–Source: Wikipedia
The Romantics stars Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Dianna Agron, Adam Brody, Malin Åkerman, Elijah Wood, Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Lawrence, and Candice Bergen.
The Romantics trailer