By Abigail Jensen
Valentine’s Day is coming up! We would love to share with you our favorite movies during this time of year; hoping you agree with some of them or you find a new favorite romantic movie.
Okay… not too lovey-dovey, to the point of stifled gags. If so, we will warn you.
Girl tested-boyfriend approved, and vise versa.
Abigail’s Personal 7 Favorites:
7. The Wedding Date (PG-13):
I thoroughly enjoy watching The Wedding Date. It is a hard core chick flick with a smidge of comedy.
Kat (Deborah Messing) hires a male escort (Dermot Mulroney) to her step sister’s (Amy Adams) wedding in England. Why hire a date to a wedding? To show her ex-fiancé and her family that she has moved on to bigger and better things.
This movie is my guilty pleasure; great to watch with a few girlfriends and a side of ice-cream. I would not, in good faith, force my significant other to watch this movie with me.
6. P.S. I Love You (PG-13):
P.S. I Love You gives you a great excuse to let out all of your sorrows into a fresh box of tissues.
Holly (Hilary Swank) loses her husband (Gerard Butler); however, to her surprise, he has left several messages for her to help her on the road to recovery.
So grab your tissues, it’s a good time for a satisfying cry. It has been a stressful week; you deserve it.
5. About Time (R):
Time traveling movies are exciting; anything can happen.
Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out at the age of 21 that he can time travel to change anything in the course of his life. As an awkward lad in the field of romance, he tries to take advantage of his newfound gifts for his favor.
This romance dramedy is a great story with a wonderful moral attached to it. As you can see in the 3rd movie review, I enjoy the wibbly-wobbly, timey-whimy… stuff.
4. Going the Distance (R):
Let’s face it, long distance relationships are tough. Why not sit back, relax, and watch this movie so that you can commiserate with the characters in this flick.
Erin (Drew Barrymore) finds a summer intern position out of state right before she meets Garrett (Justin Long). After finding herself in his apartment, they promise to keep things casual; however, that is easier said than done.
Going the Distance is a great romantic comedy to watch with your friends or significant other. Who knows, maybe you will watch the movie together while on the phone with each other. Make sure you count down together so that you can hit the play button at the same time.
The movie is great for guys and gals. Charlie Day is casted as Garrett’s friend; who does not like Charlie Day, I ask you?
3. The Time Traveler’s Wife (PG-13):
Once you think you know what is going to happen, something else happens.
Henry (Eric Bana) has been time traveling since a young boy. Without warning, he could time travel to big events in his life. Along the way he meets a woman, Clair (Rachel McAdams), who has known him since she was a little girl.
Being a Whovian, I cannot help but love this story. This movie will make you laugh, cry, and hold your significant other a little closer.
2. Bridesmaids (R):
The best part about the movie Bridesmaids is that everyone can relate to it. This movie sums up every funny and awkward moment in a relationship.
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is down on her luck financially and romantically; all the while, being the maid of honor for her best friend, Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. Annie finds herself in competition with Lillian’s new friend Helen (Rose Byrne), a fake and pretentious woman who you love to hate.
This is a great laugh out loud romance comedy you can watch with your friends or your man.
1. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (PG-13):
This movie is a classic chick-flick which is a must watch during the week of Valentine’s Day. It is a whole new look (but old look, now, since the movie was made in 1998) on the Cinderella story.
I love this movie, it is an oldie but a goodie. I cannot even express in words why and how this movie is so good. It feels like it is based on a true story, what with Leonardo Da Vinci as one of Cinderella’s friends. Yes, you read this correctly… Leonardo…Da…Vinci.
If you have not seen this movie; check it out. In fact, I am going to go watch this movie; dust off the ol’ VHS.
Stay tuned as Scott posts his top picks!