When in Rome (2010)
American girl retrieves coins from "Fountain of Love"
The 2010 Touchstone/Disney film "When in Rome" is about an American girl who goes to Rome
and takes five coins from the "Fountain of Love". The fountain legend says that if one takes a coin
from the fountain the owner will fall in love with the taker.
Italian euro and a plastic poker chip. Also seen is an Italian pre-euro 500 lire coin.
man she meets and falls in love with. Most of the film is set in New York City.
The title coin graphic is based on a bi-metallic euro or Italian coin.
2. Fountain of Love
The "Fountain of Love" is based on Rome's famous Trevi Fountain, which was featured in the
1954 film "Three Coins in the Fountain".
3. Coins in the fountain
The wavy images appear to be euro coins.
New York's Guggenheim Museum, a large modern art museum.
There she meets Nick, another wedding guest.
4. Beth and Nick meet
They form an immediate attraction but when Beth leaves the wedding with some wine, she sees
Nick kissing another woman.
5. Beth at the fountain
She starts looking at the coins in the pool.
6. Coins in the fountain
The coins here appear to be mostly American coins, copper cents and clad coins.
7. Beth picks up coin
Beth picks up five coins, one at a time. After she picks up each coin, the man who left it is shown
with an indication that he has magically fallen in love with Beth.
8. The magic works on Al the Sausage King
Al is very wealthy and is one of the patrons of the museum.
9. The magic works on Antonio the painter
10. The magic works on Lance the magician
11. The magic works on Gale the male model
12. The magic works on Nick?
Beth heads back to New York with the five coins.
13. Beth holding the five coins
The coins are a US Lincoln cent, US Washington quarter, an Italian euro, and a plastic poker chip.
The US Buffalo nickel which appears later is not shown here as it is probably under one of the others.
The Italian euro's design is based on Leonardo Da Vinci's illustration "The Vitruvian Man".
14. Five coins in the bowl
The coins shown here clockwise are a US Buffalo nickel with the Indian head side up, an Italian euro,
a US Washington quarter, a US Lincoln cent, and a blue and white poker chip with a joker head on it.
keeps taking off his shirt to expose his muscles (and tattoos), the artist hands out nude drawings
of Beth, and the sausage king impresses Beth's museum boss by donating art.
15. Beth and Nick
Nick also lives in New York and the couple meet again there and start seeing each other.
16. Beth holding chip
17. Beth confronts her four men
Unfortunately Beth's museum assistant was visiting her and took the coins so she can't return them.
18. An Italian coin
The coin appears to be an Italian pre-euro 500 lire bi-metallic coin.
Coins with this obverse design were made from 1996 to 1999, with different reverses each year.
19. Nick explains the chip
He tells her that he never threw any chips into the Roman fountain as he had lost them in a poker game
to the Catholic priest who performed the original wedding.
Kristen Bell as Beth
Josh Duhamel as Nick
Danny DeVito as Al
Will Arnett as Antonio
Jon Heder as Lance
Dax Shepard as Gale
Writers: David Diamond, David Weissman