The first official trailer for director Galt Niederhoffer’s The Romantics has finally been released. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and it stars Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Malin Akerman, Adam Brody, Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Lawrence, Dianna Agron and Candice Bergen.
Since the movie takes place over one night at a seaside wedding with seven close friends getting together for the first time in awhile, some at Sundance compared it to The Big Chill. I disagreed with that comparison. However, while The Romantics isn’t a home-run, I enjoyed it more than I expected to, and it’s probably due to Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel. That’s because both surprised me with their performances as they really made me believe in their characters and their relationship. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and I’ve also provided the synopsis. The Romantics opens in New York and Los Angeles on September 10, and will expand throughout September.
Here’s the 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 (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh 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.
Apple has the trailer in HD
click on the poster for high-res