The Romantics

Director: Galt Niederhoffer
Screenwriters: Galt Niederhoffer

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Description

In The Romantics, seven close friends—all members of a tight, eclectic college clique—reconvene at a deluxe seaside wedding to watch two of their own tie the knot. Lila is the golden girl preparing for her dream wedding, and Laura is Lila's maid of honor. Once college roommates, Laura and Lila have been best friends since their first meeting on campus, but Lila's groom, Tom, is the man they have long rivaled over. Promiscuity and hi-jinks abound as the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and revel in the nostalgic haze of their glory days.

Producer-turned-director Galt Niederhoffer adapts her own novel of the same name in this audacious first feature. With an outstanding ensemble cast, The Romantics is both a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth.

— John Cooper

Screening Details

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