If you are looking for some romance in your life, here is a look at some of the latest romantic movies which will make you feel all gooey inside. Check your local cinema for details and session times:
In cinemas: 25th November 2010
Why: Not overly romantic but one you and your partner will both enjoy!
Starring: Robert Downey Jr. / Zach Galifianakis / Michelle Monaghan / Jamie Foxx
Robert Downey Jr plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away.
As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan-on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.
Why: Female and fabulous – girls night out!
Starring: Kristen Bell / Jamie Lee Curtis / Sigourney Weaver / Odette Yustman / Victor Garber / Betty White
No matter how old you are, you never get over high school. YOU AGAIN is an outrageous comedy featuring an all-star female cast, including KRISTEN BELL, JAMIE LEE CURTIS, SIGOURNEY WEAVER, ODETTE YUSTMAN, KRISTIN CHENOWETH and BETTY WHITE.
Bell stars as Marni, a successful PR pro who discovers that her brother is marrying her high school arch nemesis – and, to make matters worse, Marni’s mom recognizes the bride’s highfalutin aunt as her own high school rival.
Why: Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling = HOT
Starring: Michelle Williams / Ryan Gosling / John Doman / Faith Wladyka
Two of the most gifted young actors working in cinema today – Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – star in BLUE VALENTINE, a romantic drama that follows the intense relationship between a couple who fall passionately in love in their early twenties, and then face challenges to their marriage six years later.
Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams) are parents of a beloved young daughter, but their relationship has seen better days as they struggle with the demands and expectations of work and family life. At breaking point, but flooded with romantic memories, they have one night to try and rekindle their passion, and save their marriage.
Deftly pulling between past and present moments in time, BLUE VALENTINE is a raw and subtly-drawn portrait of the ebb and flow of love, and the extraordinary, award-calibre lead performances elevate a universal story to gripping emotional heights.
With stunning cinematography by Andrij Parekh and an elegiac soundtrack from Grizzly Bear, this intimate, honest and deeply personal cinema experience will leave few moviegoers unaffected.
Why: Because we’ve all had our heart broken
Starring: Romain Duris / Vanessa Paradis / Julie Ferrier
Do you have a friend going out with a schmuck? What you need is a professional heartbreaker – an irresistible man that can break up an unhappy relationship and save loved ones from an unsavoury life ahead.
Alex (the brilliant Romain Duris), professional home-wrecker, and his sister and brother-in-law are partners in this lucrative activity which nonetheless has one golden rule: Alex only agrees to get involved with women who are unhappy girlfriends.
A father who hates his future son-in-law hires Alex one week before the marriage he wants to prevent. The only problem is, the groom seems perfect and they look so in love. Howver, in need of money, Alex agrees to abandon his “code of ethics” and seduce the elegant young woman, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis). This is his biggest challenge yet and his charms have never failed him before… but when he feels like the one falling in love things start to go awry with hilarious results.
Heartbreaker is a modern romantic comedy with the charm of classic Hollywood fare from yesteryear, as it combines the glamour of To Catch A Thief with irresistible contemporary hi-jinks and pop culture references. Set amongst luxe locations in the South of France, this is a winning story of love, reminding us of the beauty of a free spirit versus predictability.
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