After seeing Valentine's Day last month, my faith in ensemble romantic comedies hit an all-time low. Luckily, The Romantics, which stars a slew of favorites including Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, and Katie Holmes, may be just the pick-me-up I need. The movie centers around seven close friends who reunite for Tom (Josh Duhamel) and Lila's (Anna Paquin) wedding. Of course, problems arise when old feelings quickly come to light — most notably between Tom and maid of honor Laura (Katie Holmes).
Malin Akerman, Adam Brody, and Elijah Wood also appear, providing comic relief or adding more fuel to the romantic fire as the case may be. (Look out for a cameo from Glee's Dianna Agron as well.) The trailer seems to give away a lot of the story (don't they always?) but I'm already digging the chemistry between the all-star cast. Plus, the fact that there's only one story line for all the stars (instead of disjointed paths that conveniently intersect) definitely works in favor of the genre. Check it out for yourself when you read more.