Using the endlessly useful wedding set-up (see Rachel Getting Married, American Wedding, Four Weddings and a Funeral, etc.), The Romantics follows college friends, including Kate Holmes, Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel, who reunite for two of the group’s upcoming nuptials in a gray, New England town that perfectly sets the stage for angst, confessions and, apparently, some skinny-dipping. It’s similar to Valentine’s Day in that its cast is filled with plenty of bold-faced names, but this seems to be grounded in a more interesting and believable reality. If you don’t gather that from the trailer, perhaps the earthy Feist music will give you a hint.
The film is based on the novel by Galt Niederhoffer, who also wrote and directed this hipster flick. Just how hipster is it? Check out Elijah Wood’s bow tie in the recently released trailer:
Will you see The Romantics? And who among the starry cast are you most excited to see?