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The 50 Worst Romantic Comedies

43. When in Rome (2010)

Director: Mark Stephen Johnson
Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepard, Danny DeVito, Bobby Moynihan, Kristen Schaal
Lame Love Song: "Honey Let me Sing You a Song," Matt Hines
Love Conquers: A magic fountain

Two of our least favorite romcom clichés are 1) making the main character an art gallery curator, architect, or interior designer—because these jobs are, like, artsy, but not, like, too artsy—and 2) making a hot actress clumsy so we feel like she is "just like us."

When in Rome does both. While many studio romcoms go back to the well of clichés, only truly awful films can combine such trite, stale plot points with an entirely stupid premise. When in Rome achieves the perfect combination of cliché and absurdity with its story of a young career woman (Bell) who finds herself pursued by numerous suitors after she steals coins from a magical fountain.

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