Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Movie Reviews: When In Rome & The Change-Up

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirltrip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

When In Rome
Released: 2010
Runtime: 91 mins
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (UK) || Amazon (US)

The reason I saw this movie was the main actors. I liked Kristen Bell in Veronica Mars and I liked Josh Duhamel in Las Vegas.
The story is about Beth, a workaholic young lady who goes to her sister's wedding in Rome. There she meets a nice guy, Nick, but when she thinks he's not that nice, she gets drunk and stars to dance in a fountain outside the wedding reception. The fountain is magical. People who have lost hope into finding love, through a coin and wish to find love. So, Beth, who doesn't believe these things, decides to take with her four coins, four wishes. The story continues as the four men who through the coins in the fountain fall in love with Beth immediately as soon as she claims their coins.
The movie itself is really sweet and funny, I liked the whole myth with the fountain and what Beth has to do to replace the order of things and have all four of them off her back. I liked the way they are showing you Italy, if it was Italy and not a creation of the studios. And I liked the characters, all of them, they all where funny in their own way and they all had those weird moments.
Bottom line, I believe it's a nice movie for girls' night and for everyone who loves romantic 

Dave is a merried man with two kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night, while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, when lighting strikes and they switch bodies.

The Change Up
Released: 2011
Runtime: 112 mins
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (UK) || Amazon (US)

The reason I saw the movie, is the same as above. I've seen the actors in other roles and I just wanted to see them in this one too.
The story is about Mitch and Dave. They are best friends and they both live different lives. One night they go out and they get drunk. Returning home they decide to pee in a fountain and the same time they both wish to have each others life. And the next morning, their wish is coming true. They have changed bodies.
What I liked about the film is that for the first time something like this is happening to men and not women, as a result there is not much freaking out scenes. They control themselves after the first shock and they try to solve this problem rationally. Being in each others life has its difficulty, but they talk and they try to live in other terms, especially after realizing what the one thinks about the other. And through this experiece they try to be better men, to mature and to change themselves and not just their bodies to their real form.
The movie itself is funny, especially in the scenes where they realize what was hiding in the other's closet and how the other's life really is. Also, the cast is really good in their roles and I believe that the main actors did a great job, playing each other.
Bottom line, as the previous, I also recommend you this one. It's funny and nice and it can be watched by both, guys and gals.
In conclusion, people, never ever combine alcohol and fountains, because you cannot be sure for their real powers.


  1. For some reason The Change Up, has created a bad impression to me. So even though i love Ryan Reynolds i'm not planning to watch it.

    When In Rome is amazing! It's so funny and cute! ^^

    1. Oh....That's too bad, but I guess it's fine....

      We're sharing the same spirit on your last sentence....


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