is the ultimate tearjerker and favorite movie of those who believe in the power of true love. Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during when they spend the Summer of 1936 together. At the end of the Summer, they are tragically forced apart. When they reunite 7 years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order.
Nearly every girl's favorite movie, Dirty Dancing
tells the familiar story set in the summer of 1963 at a Catskill's resort. Innocent 17-year-old Baby is vacationing with her parents. One evening, she is drawn to the staff quarters as she "carries a watermelon." There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love and soon everyone learns "nobody puts Baby in a corner."
When Harry Met Sally
asks the classic question, can women and men ever be friends? According to Harry, the answer is no. Yet after her and Sally travel from Chicago to New York, she wants to be just that, friends. Through a tumultuous eleven years they remain best friends, yet at one point they cannot deny their feelings any longer. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan shine in When Harry Met Sally
complete with the famous scene in which Ryan's character demonstrates how much she is "enjoying" her sandwich at Katz Delicatessen.
In Notting Hill
, Hugh Grant plays William Thacker, owner of a travel bookshop. One day, world renowned movie star Anna Scott, played by romantic comedy queen Julia Roberts, walks into his bookstore and into his heart. The question becomes whether William and Anna reconcile his decidedly commonplace bookseller existence and her lifestyle as a jet-setting, paparazzi-stalked celebrity? Set to a magnificent soundtrack, Notting Hill
is everything you could ever want in a romantic comedy.
Who says chick flicks have to be about falling in love, why can't they be about falling out of love? The Break-Up
gives a true to life depiction of just that. After two years together, Gary and Brooke's relationship seems to have taken a comical wrong turn on the way to happily ever after. Now the break-up is on, the lines have been drawn, and their honest feelings for each other are coming out. The Break-Up
demonstrates the real life anguish of trying to move on and get over your ex when you still love them but it just doesn't work. However, the pain and hilarity is maximized as these two exes remain living together as they try to sell their Condo.
The Wedding Date
centers around Kat Ellis, who returns to her parents' London home for her younger sister's wedding. Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancé, who dumped her two years prior, Kat hires a male escort to pose as her new boyfriend, but true to romantic comedy cliches: love, miscommunication/misunderstandings, and happily ever after ensues.
Margaret is a workaholic, tyrannical book editor whose suddenly faces deportation back to Canada. In order to preserve her job and stay in New York, Margaret forces her assistant, Andrew, into a fake an engagement.. Andrew in turn blackmails Margaret for a promotion. When Margaret is forced to spend the weekend in Alaska with Andrew and his family in order to convince Immigration their engagement is legitimate, Margaret realizes that their plan may not be so simple as she begins to fall not only for Andrew, but his family as well. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have phenomenal chemistry in The Proposal
but Betty White steals the show!
is the ultimate "chick flick" of all time and the movie that made Julia Roberts a star! In the film, Roberts plays Vivian, a "hooker with a heart of gold." Edward (played by Richard Gere) is a rich, ruthless businessman who specializes in taking over companies and selling them off piece by piece. While in Los Angeles, Edward hires Vivian to be his escort for the week in order to avoid emotional attachments. He wants someone that is "all business." However, all that "emotional stuff" gets in the way as he finds himself charmed by Vivian and slowly, but surely falling in love.
In The Object of My Affection
, George and Nina seem like the perfect couple--they share a cozy Brooklyn apartment, a devotion to ballroom dancing, and they love each other deeply. But of course, there's a catch--George is gay. When Nina announces she's pregnant, things get especially complicated. Vince, Nina's overbearing boyfriend and the baby's father, wants marriage, but Nina wants independence and to raise her child with George. But is George ready to trade in his own love life to become a surrogate dad and husband?
In The Wedding Planner
, Mary's life is her career. Planning other people's weddings takes all of her time and leaves no room for a love life of her own. One day, a handsome young doctor saves Mary from a collision with a runaway dumpster and soon he is all she can think about. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, the handsome doctor turns out to be the fiancé of Mary's biggest client. Their wedding will likely guarantee partnership at Mary's firm. Mary finds herself torn between her career and the potential love of her life.
In My Best Friend's Wedding
, Julia Roberts plays Julianne, a prominent Chicago restaurant critic. While in college, she makes a pact with Michael, her best friend and former lover, that if neither are married by 28, they would marry each other. Days before Julianne's 28th birthday, she receives an unexpected voicemail from Michael--however, it's not what Julianne expects. When she returns Michael's call, Julianne is shocked to learn that Michael is engaged and getting married in 3 days! Julianne is suddenly woken up and realizes that Michael may be the love of her life. Julianne sets out to sabotage the wedding and convince Michael he should marry her instead.
In Two Weeks Notice,
Sandra Bullock plays Lucy Kelson, a neurotic lawyer, environmentalist, and landmark-preservation activist. Lucy takes a job with George Wade(played by Hugh Grant), a jet-setting playboy and billionaire developer with plans to destroy a local community center. By working for George, Lucy plans to prevent him from destroying the community center. After taking the job, Lucy ends up managing every detail of George's life and finds herself more of a "nanny" than a lawyer. After a final straw of being torn away from her best friend's wedding to pick out a tie for George, Lucy gives him her "two weeks notice." Can Lucy truly walk away from George and he from her?
Jane, the perpetual bridesmaid has become an expert is assisting her friends plan their weddings and along the way has donned 27 Dresses
. She is happy doing so until she is forced to plan the wedding of her younger sister to the man of her dreams, her boss. While doing so, she is followed and mocked by a cynical matrimony reported hired to cover the wedding. Will Jane find love or continue to always be a bridesmaid and never a bride?
P.S. I Love You
is a movie for those who believe true love lasts beyond this physical plane. Hilary Swank plays Holly, a woman happily married to an adorable Irishman, Gerry (played by Gerard Butler). When Gerry suddenly dies from a brain tumor, Holly spirals into a deep depression and withdraws from friends and family. On the day of Holly's 30th birthday, Holly is delivered a cake with a message from Gerry. Thereafter, Holly receives several gifts and letters from Gerry that he arranged to have delivered to her after his death. Each message fills Holly with encouragement and pushes her forward to new adventures. Holly's mother worries Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but they actually push her into her future.
First you're hot, then you're not... Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a has-been 80's pop sensation who is asked to write a song from the hottest new pop sensation. Unfortunately, Alex can handle the music but he can't master the lyrics--enter Sophie Fisher (played by Drew Barrymore). Sophie is the fill in for Alex's plant lady who just happens to have a green thumb for lyrics. Together, they produce the Music & Lyrics
and go after songwriting success. In the process, they discover that while the perfect love song, you might just discover the perfect love.
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) is the "How to..." columnist for trendy Composure Magazine. She agrees to write a first-hand account about the ways women drive men out of your life in an article entitled How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
. At the same time, eligible ad agency bachelor Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) accepts a bet that he can get any woman to fall in love with him...in 10 days. When Andie & Benjamin meet and begin to date a series of comic deceptions and ploys ensue for the following 10 days and soon both learn that when it comes to true love...your heart cannot tell a lie.
tells the story of the relationship between a savvy Los Angeles divorce lawyer and the gold digging ex-wife of one of his clients. The plot is simple: Lawyer supreme Miles Massey, played by the devilishly sexy George Clooney, skillfully outmaneuvers gold-digger Marylin Rexroth, played by equally sexy Catherine Zeta-Jones, when she divorces her wealthy husband--and she sets out to get revenge. A series of manipulations and scams unfurl as these two fall in love or do they?
Kate (Jennifer Aniston) is struggling in the advertising business. She believes she is talented, but can't seem to move forward. When a promotion comes up, Kate's boss passes over Kate because she is "not stable enough." Using a picture taken from a recent wedding, Kate's co-worker creates a story about Kate's engagement to Nick. Everything is Picture Perfect
until Nick saves a little girl from a fire and ends up all over the news and on the cover of several newspapers. Kate's boss wants to meet the "hero" and Kate asks Nick to visit her and pretend to be her fiance.
In Definitely, Maybe
, 10 year old Maya grills her divorcing dad for information on her conception after her first sex ed class. He tells her the story but changes the names of the women who were in his life at the time to keep her guessing which is her mom. Was it Emily, his college girlfriend when he came to New York from Wisconsin for Clinton's '92 campaign; April who is edgy, a little cynical, and misses her father; or Summer, a writer attracted to older, established men? In demanding the story, Maya's motivation is clear, to get her dad to fall in love with her mom again.
Laws of Attraction
tells the story of two high powered divorce attorneys whose in-court conflicts give rise to sparks of an entirely different nature. While in Ireland in order to determine which of their clients in a high-profile rock-star divorce deserves their swank castle, the attorneys "accidentally" get married. When back in New York, they agree to keep up the facade of the marriage, so that a quickie divorce does not make them the laughingstocks of the legal community. In faking their marriage, they may just have found their perfect fit.