Fourteen Flicks for February 14
If you find yourself too scared to take on the millions of teenage girls who will be at the movie theaters on Valentine's Day to watch fresh-faced Gabrielle Wilde and British sweetheart Alex Pettyfer in Endless Love...and instead find yourself heading to the DVD section of Barnes & Noble, whether you're single or taken on February 14, keep these 14 flicks in mind when selecting your V-Day watch.
Midnight In Paris
Moulin Rouge: "All you need is love" in this whimsical and stylish, beautiful musical by Baz Luhrmann, about a penniless playwright, Christian, who falls in love with a beautiful courtesan, Satine. The chemistry between Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, as well as the music, is enough to make this colorful and tragic flick worth watching, but a warning: Keep the tissue handy.
Midnight in Paris: I've never been a big Owen Wilson fan, but he really charmed me in Woody Allen's enchanting tale about a relatable hopeless romantic writer (Wilson) whose sentimentality for the past lands him in 1920s Paris and among the company of great American writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. I don't know if it's the nostalgic feeling of the movie or the beautiful shots of Paris, but this is one of my top picks for V-Day.
Kate and Leopold: This rom-com fantasy, about a 19th-century duke who falls through a time portal that transports him to modern-day New York, where he ends up falling in love with a super-serious businesswoman, is soo adorable. Hugh Jackman as the stuffy Leopold and Meg Ryan as hardheaded Kate seem like an odd match-up, but their chemistry in the film is mostly what makes this one of my top suggestions for Valentine's Day.
You've Got Mail: Can you go wrong with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan?? I say no...and so proves this cute rom-com spin on Pride and Prejudice about two Upper West Side bookstore rivals who are unknowingly also email pen pals and who end up falling for each other.
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