Love at the Movies

Hitch is a romantic comedy, starring Will Smith as Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, New York's “date doctor” who knows how to make a good first impression and helps hopeless men hook up with the women of their dreams. The movie is rife with laughs and double entendres told from a male perspective. Refreshing!

Don Juan DeMarco is guaranteed to put you in an amorous mood. The movie tells the story of a young man (Johnny Depp) who believes that he's the legendary lover Don Juan. Two-time Academy Award winner Marlon Brando plays psychiatrist Dr. Mickler who voluntarily takes on the young patient's case as a bet on his last 10 days of service in the mental institution. A romantic comedy which I highly recommend you watch with your significant partner. And for any men out there who hate chick flicks, give this one a chance. You will be happy that you did. Wink!!!

While You Were Sleeping is a heartwarming romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock as Lucy Moderatz, a lonely, single, subway tollbooth worker who becomes smitten with passenger Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher), a man she's never even spoken to, that is, until fate intercedes. Lucy saves Peter's life after he's been mugged and, while in a coma, Peter's hilariously offbeat family mistakes Lucy for his fiancée. Lonely and having dreamed of marrying this man, Lucy can't help but allow herself to be welcomed into Peter's family. The situation becomes somewhat sticky when Lucy discover she's fallen for Peter's charming brother (Bill Pullman) and has to make a choice between the two.

It Happened One Night, a Frank Capra film starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, is one of the greatest romantic comedies in film history. The witty and romantic clash of temperaments between poor boy, reporter Peter Warne (Gable) and rich girl, runaway heiress Ellie Andrews (Colbert) light up the screen. The movie gives new meaning to “Opposites Attract.” and won all five major Academy Awards in 1934: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing.

Although recreating the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S. Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912, Titanic is a profoundly moving epic romance. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a steerage class dreamer, and Kate Winslet, a wealthy, first-class young woman, one can't help but draw similarities to Shakespeare's “Romeo & Juliet”. The two soon fall in love despite the protestations of her snobbish mother (Frances Fisher) and her extremely obnoxious fiancé (Billy Zane). The movie, directed by James Cameron, had a record 14 nominations and 11 wins, among which was Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director in 1997.

What Women Want is an appealing romantic comedy, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. Nick Marshall (Gibson) is an arrogant chauvinist advertising executive who is passed over for the job of Creative Director - a position he and everyone in his office thought he would get. Enter Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt), the queen of female-driven marketing. Determined to outwit his new boss, Marshall gets a big surprise when a home accident gives him the ability to hear what women are thinking. What Women Want says a lot about female and male behavior ... both amusing and truthful.

Love Actually is a film about love: love between siblings, love between parents and children, love between spouses, puppy love, platonic love, unrequited love, and (of course) sexual/romantic love. The multi-storied script is supported by a cast of Who's Who of British actors: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightley, Alan Rickman, Billy Nighy, Liam Neeson, and Rowan Atkinson. A great date movie! Prepare to be smitten!

His Girl Friday is all about the dialogue and chemistry between Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) and Walter Burns (Cary Grant). Hildy, a star reporter, informs Burns (Hildy's editor and ex-husband) that she is leaving journalism to marry insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy). Burns feigns happiness about Hildy's impending marriage as a ploy to win her back and puts her on a story he knows she will not refuse, that of a man whose death sentence has more to do with politics than with his guilt. Fabulous comedy! A film definitely worth watching more than once!