Opening Today: ‘When In Rome,’ ‘Edge of Darkness’

by | January 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM | The Movies

Opening nationwide today are a pair of movies with wildly differing tones. One is the light and fluffy romantic comedy When In Rome, featuring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel and magic Italian fountains, while the other is Mel Gibson’s long-awaited return as a dark and driven cop on the Edge of Darkness. Take a closer look at both of them below.


Edge of Darkness
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It’s time to see if Mel Gibson’s scandals outweigh his star power as he returns for his first leading role in years. He stars as Boston homicide detective Thomas Craven, whose daughter is killed in front of his home. He assumes he’s the target, but as his investigation deepens, he begins to uncover her secret life and a dense conspiracy as well as his own burning need for justice.

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When In Rome
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Kristen Bell plays a career-oriented museum curator who hasn’t had time to look for love since her last unpleasant break-up, and who is stunned when her little sister is suddenly getting married in Italy. So when she goes to the wedding, even though she’s completely cynical about it all, she meets Josh Duhamel, who happens to be the groom’s best man, and they strike up some serious sparks. Of course, there’s always a misunderstanding to complicate these things, and one drunken coin-stealing trip through a magic fountain later, and she’s suddenly the obsessive love object of four unsuspecting romantic goofballs – Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepard and Danny DeVito.

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