Katie Holmes Has Romantic Return

It’s been a while since Katie Holmes did any major acting, outside of pretending she’s happily married to Tom Cruise. But now, Holmes is back in a new film called The Romantics, set for release September 10.

Katie Holmes

In the vein of The Big Chill, Myth of Fingerprints and Rachel Getting Married, The Romantics sports an all-star cast beyond Katie Holmes, who recently shot a J Crew ad campaign in conjunction with the film.

The Romantics is one of fall's most anticipated films and stars include Holmes, Josh Duhamel, True Blood star Anna Paquin, Glee's Dianna Agron, teen heartthrob has-been Adam Brody, Malin Akerman (27 Dresses, Watchmen) and Elijah Wood as a posse of waspy ivy-league graduates nicknamed "The Romantics" thanks to all of their incestuous romantic entanglements.

The group is reunited at a Maine country house ten years after graduation for the wedding of two of their friends (Paquin and Duhamel). Holmes plays Laura, the maid of honor to her best friend, Lila (Paquin), who also just so happened to have dated the groom -- Tom (Duhamel) -- for four years previously.

At one point, Wood drunkenly asks Holmes how hard it is to watch the love of her life marry the bane of her existence. Presumably, the film follows those difficulties.

Adapted and directed by Galt Niederhoffer, based on her own novel, the film premiered at Sundance earlier this year to modestly complimentary reviews. Most reviewers primarily pointed out the film's predictable course and tip of the hat to 1980s greats The Big Chill and St Elmo's Fire, which seem to have been major influences on Niederhoffer.

The Romantics trailer

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Comments on "Katie Holmes is back in The Romantics"

Alice September 03, 2010 | 1:38 PM

Not sure what Maria "The Great" or Meredith are talking about. This is a good article and makes me want to see the movie. What's to be jealous of Katie Holmes anyway?

jessica September 03, 2010 | 8:36 AM

Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise has long been rumored to be a sham and made them both laughing stocks in hollywood. The author's not saying anything different than many other more mainstream news sites. Also, the Romantics looks to be a box office dud based on other existing reviews and audience reaction thus far. Hey, at least she's not poking fun of Katie's executive producer status or the fact that they're trying to market this film based on Katie's talent rather than Anna's or Elijah's.

Meredith September 03, 2010 | 1:30 AM

Agreed, Maria. The bit at the bottom about Sasha being a successful 'entertainment journalist' who has covered the industry for a decade, laughable. This is coverage? Seems like a sorry excuse to slip in childish jabs to me.

Maria the Great September 02, 2010 | 11:24 PM

The author of this article is obviously jealous of Katie Holmes, based on the way she trashes her. This "writer" wouldn't know talent if it hit him/her over the head. This is obviously not a site to be taken seriously because it's not real reporting, just blurting and acting out.

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