While I’m a fan of most of the moving parts to this film, I have to admit that this trailer looks a little weak. The Romantics is based on the novel by Galt Niederhoffer (who also adapted the screenplay and directed the film) and really has assembled a solid cast of recognizable faces. But the trailer just felt a little….flat.
Stars of the show include: Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman, Elijah Wood, Candice Bergen, Jeremy Strong, and Dianna Agron. It’s a talented list, albeit perhaps better suited for television instead of film. Nevertheless, the book was quite the success and I think it’s possible the movie turns out to be very enjoyable.
Hit the jump for the full synopsis and trailer.
Synopsis: Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore… without the groom. Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, The Romantics is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth.
Look for the film in limited release September 10, followed by a wider release throughout the month.