It's a Wonderful Date Movie - Six Great Films For that Holidays
During the holiday season, studios launch their biggest family film releases and television networks crank out the standard heartwarming classics of yesteryear. But who says the holidays are strictly for snuggling with the kids in front of a household film and preventing kisses from Aunt Mildred after she's a little too much spiked egg nog? This coming year strive to add more romance on the holidays by renting these great date movies that highlight special occasions. (Better yet, buy copies and provide them to your favorite date as gifts.)
Serendipity (2001) - Directed by Peter Chelsom and starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. This whimsical romance begins in New york five days before Christmas every time a man and woman fight in the last pair of black gloves at Bloomingdale's. They opt to split the gloves with regards to and spend a great time together for a skating rink and later for a small restaurant named Serendipity. Although they're more than ready to try her (despite his girlfriend to whom he was finding the gloves), she says that fate will provide them together when it were meant to be. They part with no knowledge of each other's names or contact numbers; their only link is his name written using a five dollar bill and her name written interior of a book. This is a smart comedy that will make you believe in fate - at least for 90 minutes.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) - Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. While driving to her fiancé's house on Christmas Eve, a newspaper reporter hears a radio talk show the place where a son pleads for aid in finding his father a brand new wife. The reporter is instantly smitten when the widower confesses above the radio how much he loved his former wife and how he's waiting for the proper woman to come along again. Although she lives in Baltimore and he's in Seattle, she initiates a quirky long-distance relationship with the son that culminates inside a New York visit to the Empire State Building. It's going to take a long time for the lovers to finally meet in person, but is worth the wait.
You've Got Mail (1998) - Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Tom and Meg are falling in love with each other all over again with this wonderful comedy. An awesome independent children's bookstore owner plus a ruthless chain bookstore owner are instant enemies every time they meet in person. However, unbeknownst directly to them, they are simultaneously falling for each other online through a cyber romance. The poignant Thanksgiving party scenes and Christmas memories punctuate what's missing into their lives. This is an extremely romantic movie placed in New York during the winter. (This film is most beneficial watched with some hot chocolate and a candy cane stirrer, that has a box of tissues nearby.)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) - Directed by Sharon Maguire and starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. A thirty-something, overweight single British woman leaves her job after having a disastrous fling together with her boss (Hugh Grant as being a charming cad). She's got a brief and unpleasant discussion with the son of a family friend for a Christmas party, where they immediate dislike either other. After running into this handsome human rights lawyer all the time over the next few days, they develop a a lot more amiable relationship. Crude and rude on occasion, but always funny, this R-rated date film is ideal for the holidays. (Be warned - the sequel isn't nearly as good.)
While You Were Sleeping (1995) - Directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. A lonely token collector within the Chicago train station features a long-standing crush on a man who falls in to a coma after being attacked within the station and dumped to the tracks. Mistaken as his fiancée, she continues the deception during Christmas festivities along with his family. When she meets his brother, however, she develops an even bigger crush on him. It's good fun to watch Bullock determining which brother she likes best and seeking to extricate herself from her web of lies. It is a gentle, bittersweet romance for the holidays.
When Harry Met Sally (1989) - Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. An ebook reporter and a political consultant meet in college and spend the following twelve years fluctuating between enemies, friends, and lovers. One winter holiday, however, their lives change forever. Christmas and New Year's Eve play important roles with this classic date movie. This R-rated film is especially entertaining with lots of sexual misconduct, chemistry regarding the stars, and biting observations about relationships.
Warm encourage holiday season this year with some of these six great date movies. You will not need any mistletoe.
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