GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Initial DVD releaseFebruary 8, 2011 CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 24, 2010 (2010-01-24) (Sundance)
September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) (United States) WriterGalt Niederhoffer (novel), Galt Niederhoffer CastKatie Holmes (Laura Rosen), Anna Paquin (Lila Hayes), Josh Duhamel (Tom), Dianna Agron (Minnow Hayes), Adam Brody (Jake), Malin Åkerman (Tripler) Similar moviesMan-Proof (1938), No Man of Her Own (1932), Love Is a Racket (1932), Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948), The Good Guy (2009)
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.
A group of seven college friends reunite after six years for a wedding. Things go awry when the maid of honor, Laura, (Katie Holmes) and the bride, Lila (Anna Paquin), clash over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel), with whom Laura was once romantically involved. As Laura, Lila, and Tom all try to decipher their emotions, the film explores all of the relationships of people in and around the circle of friends that met those years ago.
Katie Holmes as Laura Rosen
Anna Paquin as Lila Hayes
Josh Duhamel as Tom McDevon
Dianna Agron as Minnow Hayes
Adam Brody as Jake
Malin Åkerman as Tripler
Elijah Wood as Chip Hayes
Annabel Brooks as Sky Rosen
Candice Bergen as Augusta Hayes
James K. Schaffer as William Hayes
Rosemary Murphy (in her last role) as Grandmother Hayes
Warrent F. McKnight as Reverend Bartlett
Liv Tyler was originally cast as Laura, but was replaced by Katie Holmes, who also served as the film's executive producer.
Filming took place from November to December 2009 in Southold, New York.
It had its world premiere during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in selected theaters September 10, 2010.
The film was critically panned. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 15% based on reviews from 33 critics.