The Romantics is a romantic comedy written and directed by Galt Niederhoffer. This is story of enduring love that remains so even years later and even though other people come into other people's lives. Seven college friends reunite after six years as they are attending the wedding of one of their best friends: Lila. They are the maids of honour and best men. Lila is marrying Laura's ex-boyfriend from college, Tom, who had been in a serious romantic relationship with Laura for several years and who had been madly in love with her.
Laura is devastated over her best friend's upcoming wedding to her ex-boyfriend but she is determined to be there for her and leave all resentment aside. All friends meet upon their arrival at Lila's family home where the wedding will be taking place and go to dinner together, celebrating the upcoming wedding. After the dinner, all friends decide to continue the party on the beach except Lila who thinks wiser to go to bed early so as to be ready for her wedding that is to take place the following day. On the beach, the friends reminisce, laugh and drink, and after a skinny dipping session, Tom disappears. They all decide to separate and go look for him. Laura looks for Tom on her own and eventually finds him. They start reminiscing on their own relationship and she then tells him how mad at him she is for marrying her best friend. He tells her that his relationship with her is too passionate and scares him, and his relationship with Lila is predictable and that is what he needs. They still have a strong attraction towards one another and almost kiss but don't. Laura decides to go back to the house to go to bed. Once in bed, she keeps thinking about Tom and goes back to see him. The second that they meet, they look at each other and then kiss and have sex on the grass. Laura wakes up the next day to find herself alone, Tom nowhere to be seen but she still believes Tom will not go through with the wedding now that they seem to be getting back together. She sees Lila at the house with her other friends, and Lila tells them all that Tom is ready for the big day - that she just spoke with him. Laura is devastated but does her best to hide her disappointment.
Everyone goes to prepare for the wedding. While they are getting dressed, two of Laura's friends tell her that they know Tom was with her the previous night, which she denies. Once they are all ready, they go find Lila who has her wedding gown on and Laura lashes out at her. She yells and ask Laura how she could have done this to her when she knows full well that Tom loves Laura and it is reciprocated. She also tells her that Tom was with her the previous night. Lila tells Laura that she doesn't care, that has won and that he will be her husband and not hers. They go outside to start the ceremony and Tom, who is waiting at the altar for Lila, looks at Laura with a look of regret. Laura takes her place as a maid of honour and is looking forward to the ceremony being over. Lila walks down the aisle and her and Tom start exchanging vows. She tells Tom she wants to marry him but Tom cannot respond. Lila keep telling him that of course he knows what he has to say but he says nothing. In the last scene, rain is pouring down and they all rush inside the house except for Laura and Tom who look at each other and laugh.
Best part of story, including ending:
I liked this movie. It is a light movie where we can see enduring love and friendships, even six years later.
Best scene in story:
The very last scene. Tom is at the altar and is unable to tell Lila that he wants to marry her and rain starts pouring down, and they all rush inside except for Tom and Laura who look at each other and laugh. It felt as if the universe was sending them a sign.
Opinion about the main character:
Laura is honest with respect to her feelings and comes clean, both to Lila and Tom - telling them both that she had tried to move on but she only loves Tom.