Tag Archives: Romance

Sweet November

SHE JUST NEEDED A MONTH TO CHANGE HIS LIFE FOREVER.  San Francisco ad man Nelson Moss (Keanu Reeves) reluctantly shares an apartment with the very free-spirited Sara Deever (Charlize Theron) who picks a new male companion every month. The two stars reunited after The Devil’s Advocate (1997) for this remake of the 1968 film. Theron … Continue reading Sweet November

View from the Top

DON’T STOP TILL YOU REACH THE TOP.  Donna (Gwyneth Paltrow) grows up in a small town dreaming of a better life; she gets a chance to become a first-class international flight attendant, but there’s complications… Made in 2001 and not released until two years later, few seemed to care about this romantic comedy in spite … Continue reading View from the Top

The Wedding Planner

A ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT LOVE, DESTINY AND OTHER EVENTS YOU JUST CAN’T PLAN FOR. Wedding planner Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) has a romantic evening with doctor Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), but soon learns that her new clients are… Edison and his fiancée. There’s something rotten in this set-up. Lopez plays a needlessly shallow person and … Continue reading The Wedding Planner

Bridget Jones’s Diary

IT’S MONDAY MORNING. BRIDGET HAS WOKEN UP WITH A HEADACHE, A HANGOVER AND HER BOSS. There was a lot of pressure on the filmmakers to make something good out of Helen Fielding’s bestseller, which portrayed a 32-year-old Londoner who sensed the time had come to choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Wrong. Fortunately, Richard Curtis … Continue reading Bridget Jones’s Diary

American Wedding

This time they’re going all the way. And so we have reached the end of the series that consistently showed how easy it is to end up in embarrassing situations when you’re young, horny and curious. The central romance of this trilogy is taken to a higher level, as Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson … Continue reading American Wedding

The Mexican

LOVE WITH THE SAFETY OFF. Small-time crook Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is forced to hunt down a priceless pistol in Mexico; suddenly, his girlfriend (Julia Roberts) is kidnapped. Two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars at the time are actually separated for most of the action, which strangely enough is a good idea since there’s not much … Continue reading The Mexican

The Thomas Crown Affair

HOW DO YOU GET THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING? This longish but romantic remake of the elegant 1968 Norman Jewison caper manages to preserve the flair of the original. Admittedly, there is none of the technical playfulness that made Jewison’s film fun to watch, but the suggestive, unpredictable taunting between the insurance agent (Rene Russo) … Continue reading The Thomas Crown Affair

In Love and War

IN WAR THEY FOUND EACH OTHER… IN EACH OTHER THEY FOUND LOVE… It’s a pity that director Richard Attenborough can’t bring life to the story of how young, wounded ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway met nurse Agnes in Italy during WWI. “A Farewell to Arms” is a true literary classic, but the filmmakers manage to make … Continue reading In Love and War