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February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« on: January 30, 2017, 09:07:25 PM »
February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
Yes... I am a guy that enjoys Romantic Comedies. We do exist. And while I may not have anyone special in my life to share the time with... I do still like to celebrate Valentines with a month long movie marathon. And pretty much need the entire month to watch any decent amount. As I have so many in my collection... even with the entire month I couldn't even watch half of what I own. When I filter on Romance and Comedy in DVD Profiler I get  almost 200 results. Many of which I never seen before. So granted I am only going by what others put in the genre field.

Here is my collection of Romantic Comedies according to Profiler... ones I put in bold are ones I never seen before. Is there any in your opinion I need to watch? Or any on the list that are not really Romantic Comedies? While in the list... I don't see myself watching the Christmas related ones as it is not too far past Christmas yet and sick of the holiday.

My Rom-Com Collection:
(500) Days of Summer
13 Going on 30
27 Dresses
40-Year-Old Virgin
50 First Dates
Admission
All About Steve
All I Want for Christmas
America's Sweethearts
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Pie: Band Camp
American Wedding
Angel-A
Baby Mama
Back Up Plan
Benny & Joon
Betsy's Wedding
Bewitched
Blast from the Past
Bride Wars
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Bull Durham
Can't Hardly Wait
Chasing Amy
Christmas Cupid
Christmas in Boston
Confetti
Couples Retreat
Crazy Stupid Love
Crocodile Dundee
Crocodile Dundee II
Dear Santa
Did You Hear About the Morgans
Don Juan DeMarco
Down to You
EdTV
Elizabethtown
Employee of the Month
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ever After
Failure to Launch
Feeling Minnesota
Fever Pitch
Fool's Gold
Fools Rush In
Forces of Nature
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Four Christmases
Friends with Benefits
Full Frontal
Ghost
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Ginger in the Morning
The Girl Next Door
Going the Distance
Good Luck Chuck
Grease
Grease 2
Groundhog's Day
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpier Old Men
Harold and Maude
Heart and Souls
His Girl Friday
Hitch
Holiday in Handcuffs
Hope Floats'
How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
I'm With Lucy
Imagine Me and You
Intolerable Cruelty
It's Complicated
Just Go With It
Just Married
Just My Luck
Knocked Up
License to Wed
Life as We Know It
Little Black Book
Lost in Translation
Love Actually
Love Happens
Love Potion #9
Lucky You
Made of Honor
Maid in Manhattan
The Majestic
Meet John Doe
Mona Lisa Smiles
Monte Carlo
Mr. Deeds
Must Love Dogs
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
My Blue Heaven
My Boyfriends Back
My Life in Ruins
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Never Been Kissed
No Strings Attached
Nothing Like the Holidays
Notting Hill
One for the Money
The Other Woman
Our Family Wedding
The Pajama Game
Playing for Keeps
The Princess Diaries
The Proposal
Punch-Drunk Love
The Rachel Papers
The Rebound
Return to Me
Riding in Cars with Boys
Rumor Has It...
Runaway Bride
Santa Baby
Santa Baby 2
Say Anything
See Jane Date
Serving Sara
Shallow Hal
She's All That
She's the One
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Some Like it Hot
Something's Gotta Give
Spanglish
Teen Witch
Think Like a Man
Think Like a Man Too
This is 40
This Means War
Trial and Error
The Trouble with Harry
Trust the Man
Truth Be Told
Two Weeks Notice
The Ugly Truth
Under the Tuscan Sun
Uptown Girls
Vamps
The Wedding Date
The Wedding Singer
What Happens in Vegas
What Women Want
What's Your Number?
When Harry Met Sally
When in Rome
While You Were Sleeping
Wilderness Love
Yes Man
You Again
You've Got Mail
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 09:18:50 PM »
Well, I just rewatched Love Actually and it's one that I really like. But you haven't watched When Harry Met Sally::) That's a classic!

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
I caught bits and pieces of When Harry Met Sally.... but never actually seen it all the way through.
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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 06:50:47 PM »
     Truth Be Told (2011/United States)
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(United States)
Director:Jonathan Frakes
Writing:Wesley Bishop (Screenwriter), Alan Marc Levy (Screenwriter), Alan Marc Levy (Story By)
Length:87 min.
Video:Widescreen :1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Candace Cameron Bure as Annie Morgan
Ronny Cox as Alexander Bishop
Belita Moreno as Sophia Bishop
Christopher Brochu as Kenny Crane
Emma Gould as Zoe Crane

Plot:
What’s the secret to a successful marriage? According to Colorado’s leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure, Full House, Make It or Break It), honesty and love are the keys to successful long-term relationships. Ironically, Annie has never been married and doesn’t always follow her own advice. When an opportunity arises to discuss hosting a relationship talk show with media mogul Alexander Bishop (Ronny Cox, St. Elsewhere, Beverly Hills Cop), Annie jumps at the chance.

Through a misunderstanding, she receives an invitation for her and her spouse to join Bishop at his New Mexico ranch. Fearful that being single will ruin her big chance, Annie conspires with Mark Crane (David James Elliott, JAG), an old college friend who is a retired professional football player and recent widower, to pose as a married couple with teenage kids for the weekend. A series of comical misunderstandings mark the weekend, leaving Annie emotionally involved with Mark and his two teenagers and battling with her own conscience.

Will she confess the truth about her marital status or the feelings she’s developing for Mark? Telling the truth may have its consequences, but ultimately it’s what opens our hearts and brings out the best in each other.

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My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this one. Sure... like most Rom-Coms it is a predictable film. My thoughts on that is that it is not about the outcome... it is about the journey. This film has the added bonus that I am already a fan of the two main characters. Recommended.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 05:59:07 PM »
     Imagine Me & You (2005/United Kingdom)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Ol Parker
Writing:Ol Parker (Writer)
Length:94 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Piper Perabo as Rachel
Lena Headey as Luce
Matthew Goode as Heck
Celia Imrie as Tessa
Anthony Head as Ned

Plot:
Piper Perabo lights up the screen as Rachel, a blushing bride whose perfect nuptials take a surprising turn at the altar: An innocent glance between Rachel and an unexpected wedding guest is all it takes to spark a love-at-first-sight romance with a surprising twist - the object of Rachel's affection is a smart and sensuous...woman! Their shocking romance causes quite a stir amongst her family and friends as Rachel is forced to choose between her husband and the girl of her dreams. Say "I do" to the wonderfully witty film that Cosmopolitan calls "a refreshing romantic comedy!"

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My Thoughts:

This one here is a different kind of romantic comedy as it deals with 2 women falling in love. One knowing she liked girls.... the other one not as they met at her wedding. It is an enjoyable story with a good cast. Definitely one I would recommend.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 08:06:41 PM »
     The Princess Diaries (2001/United States)
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Garry Marshall
Writing:Meg Cabot (Original Material By), Gina Wendkos (Screenwriter)
Length:115 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis
Hector Elizondo as Joe
Heather Matarazzo as Lilly Moscovitz
Mandy Moore (1984) as Lana Thomas

Plot:
To commemorate the 10th anniversary† of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

Starring Academy Award® winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins, 1964) and Academy Award-nominated Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart. As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want – except the enchanting romance she’s always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

Relive all the magic and excitement of these two beloved favorites on this 3-disc combo pack, which includes a DVD of each film. Share the laughter and the love for the first time on Disney Blu-ray.

†(2001-2011)

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My Thoughts:

This is a film that I have always enjoyed... and one I have watched multiple times. It has a good story and I really enjoy the cast. This film is what made me a fan of Ann Hathaway.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 09:11:43 PM »
     The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004/United States)
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Garry Marshall
Writing:Meg Cabot (Original Characters By), Gina Wendkos (Story By), Shonda Rhimes (Story By), Shonda Rhimes (Screenwriter)
Length:113 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Hector Elizondo as Joe
John Rhys-Davies as Viscount Mabrey
Heather Matarazzo as Lilly Moscovitz

Plot:
To commemorate the 10th anniversary† of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

Starring Academy Award® winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins, 1964) and Academy Award-nominated Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart. As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want – except the enchanting romance she’s always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

Relive all the magic and excitement of these two beloved favorites on this 3-disc combo pack, which includes a DVD of each film. Share the laughter and the love for the first time on Disney Blu-ray.

†(2001-2011)

Extras:
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  • Outtakes/Bloopers


My Thoughts:

As much as I enjoyed the first one... this is the first time I have seen the sequel. While not as good as the original...I still enjoyed this one quite a bit. I especially liked the way it ended.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 04:29:54 PM »
     Baby Mama (2008/United States)
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Michael McCullers
Writing:Michael McCullers (Writer)
Length:99 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Spanish: DTS: 5.1, French: DTS: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Amy Poehler as Angie
Tina Fey as Kate
Greg Kinnear as Rob
Dax Shepard as Carl
Romany Malco as Oscar

Plot:
Comedic geniuses Tina Fey (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) and Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live) team up to celebrate a modern twist on motherhood! Kate (Fey) is a single, successful career woman who wants something more: a baby. But she gets more than she bargained for when she hires Angie (Poehler), a free spirit from South Philly, to be her surrogate in a hysterical mama match-up. From birth class to baby-proofing, they're the ultimate odd couple that critics are calling "the best female comedy duo since Lucy and Ethel" (Claudia Puig, USA Today). With hilarious performances from an all-star cast featuring Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, and Sigourney Weaver, Baby Mama is as full of laughs as it is heart!

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  • Audio Commentary
  • Picture-in-picture
  • U-Control


My Thoughts:

I found this one to be a ok... but not what I would call a great comedy. It has some funny moments in it... but for the most part I just found the characters weird and the story line predictable.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 04:50:37 PM »
     Our Family Wedding (2010/United States)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Rick Famuyiwa
Writing:Wayne Conley (Story By), Wayne Conley (Screenwriter), Malcolm Spellman (Screenwriter), Rick Famuyiwa (Screenwriter)
Length:103 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Forest Whitaker as Brad Boyd
America Ferrera as Lucia Ramirez
Carlos Mencia as Miguel Ramirez
Regina King as Angela
Lance Gross as Marcus Boyd

Plot:
Everyone's invited to Our Family Wedding, the hilarious and heartwarming comedy with an all-star cast, including ACADEMY AWARD® Winner Forrest Whitaker* and stand-up superstar Carlos Mencia. When college students Marcus and Lucia (Lance Gross and Ugly Betty's America Ferrera) make a surprise engagement announcement, their feuding fathers (Whitaker and Mencia) threaten to turn a dream wedding into a battle royal. Throw in eccentric relatives and clashing cultures, and you've got a recipe for laugh-out-loud lunacy — it's an event you can't miss!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Digital Copy


My Thoughts:

A fun and entertaining film. Entire cast did a fine job. Even if it is very predictable... I found it to be worth the time put in to watch it. Recommended.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 10:59:18 PM »
     Elizabethtown: Widescreen Edition (2005/United States)
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Paramount Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Cameron Crowe
Writing:Cameron Crowe (Writer)
Length:124 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Orlando Bloom as Drew Baylor
Kirsten Dunst as Claire Colburn
Susan Sarandon as Hollie Baylor
Alec Baldwin as Phil DeVoss
Bruce McGill as Bill Banyon

Plot:
From Oscar® Winner* Cameron Crowe comes "a potent blend of rock 'n' roll and classic romantic comedy." (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune)

Orlando Bloom stars as Drew Baylor, a hot-shot designer whose life becomes completely unraveled when he loses his father and his job on one fateful day. En route to Elizabethtown to visit his family, Drew meets Claire (Kirsten Dunst). She's beautiful, unstoppably positive, and just the gal to guide Drew on his journey back home and to teach him what it means to live and love along the way.

Set against the backdrop of an incredible soundtrack, Elizabethtown is "an amazing trip of love, loss and laughter." (Shane Tallant, WB-TV San Francisco)

* 2000 Best Original Screenplay, Almost Famous

Extras:
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  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:

I found this one to be an entertaining film. Though I did find the humor in it a little dry for my taste. But all the same it has an interesting story. Living here in Kentucky... not far from E-Town it was also fun to see some familiar places and landmarks. And I must say...in this case I think I liked how the movie ended even more so then the entire movie itself. Worth checking out if you never seen it.

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Re: February Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedies
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 05:47:29 AM »
     Benny & Joon (1993/United States)
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Jeremiah Chechik
Writing:Barry Berman (Screenwriter), Barry Berman (Story By), Leslie McNeil (Story By)
Length:99 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 2-Channel Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, German: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French, German, Spanish

Stars:
Johnny Depp as Sam
Mary Stuart Masterson as Joon
Aidan Quinn as Benny
Julianne Moore as Ruthie
Oliver Platt as Eric

Plot:
Oscar® Nominee Johnny Depp*, Mary Stuart Masterson (TV's Law & Order SVU) and Aidan Quinn (Practical Magic) star in this hilarious, quirky comedy. Wildly eccentric Joon (Masterson) can be very charming — especially when she takes her medicine. Long under the thumb of her overprotective brother, Benny (Quinn), Joon craves her independence. During an unusual poker game, Joon loses her hand — but wins Sam (Depp), a whimsical misfit who soon charms his way into her heart. Now if they can only find a romantic interest for her brother, love just might stand a chance in this charming, delightful film that also features Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon) and Academy Award® Nominee Julianne Moore**.

*2007, Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; 2004 Actor, Finding Neverland; 2003, Actor, Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
**2002, Actress, Far From Heaven; 2002, Supporting Actress, The Hours; 1999, Actress, The End of the Affair; 1997, Supporting Actress, Boogie Nights.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos


My Thoughts:

This is one I have seen multiple times... and always enjoyed. It is a different type of Rom-Com in more then one way. First of all it deals with an unconventional couple. Plus it keeps your interest in more then one couple. And I must admit... I love the old silent era comedy skits that Johnny Depp's character was performing through-out the film. This is one I would easily recommend.

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