Monday, February 8, 2010

In a Sentimental Movie Mood

I am a serial dater which is fun, but it also means I will be watching romance instead of experiencing it this Valentine's Day. I got a little help from my friends and decided to compile this awesome list of movies to keep you warm this February 14th. My top 10 has special meaning and call me if you want to snuggle up with me to any of these classics this weekend.

10. The Graduate featuring a 40 year younger Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. As one of my life goals is to be a cougar, Mrs. Robinson displays how my dreams can come true whether I'm married or not. The perfect story of sexual greed, there are many reasons why this is a classic film. I love seeing a man squirm and a woman being completely in control of her relationships, no matter how scandalous the territory. Other really good old ones are Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Way We Were.

9. Prime with Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. This is the movie where the older woman is in a relationship with her therapists son, but you probably didn't see it when it came out. Prime is one of my personal favorite romantic comedies, again with a cougar story. The characters have such a passionate connection and (spoiler alert) when it doesn't work out you see how "happily ever after" doesn't always mean you end up together.

8. Unfaithful with Diane Lane and the sexy french man is the movie that opened my eyes to hair-pulling, leg-shaking, lose-your-mind sex. There's nothing else to say but love makes you do crazy things, and Diane Lane was getting it!

7. Something New (Hayatt's pick) with Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker. Hayatt says, "watch this if you really want to depress yourself." He's just really sexy. The movie itself is kind of corny, but isn't that what Valentine's Day is about? It's 2010. I'm looking for my "something new" also. The other movie I love about different walks of life is Pretty Woman. I mean if a hooker can find love, there's hope!

6. The Notebook with the rainy kiss. Every time I see this movie I cry waterfall tears. It is just the most emotionally draining love story I've ever seen. It's sad, it's happy, it's such a fairy tale romance. Check my favorite scene below. "Why didn't you write me?!?" Oh I want to melt just thinking about it. The other tear jerker I love is Pearl Harbor. Sexy cast. What can I say?

5. Why Did I Get Married? (Julia's choice) is my favorite Tyler Perry movie for obvious reasons. You've got Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, and a believable storyline. It's a recipe for a great film. Julia explains, "it shows that marriage is not always a walk in the park but it's your love & commitment that gets you through." Doesn't she sound like a soon-to-be bride? The only other Tyler Perry movie I liked was Diary and yeah that's a V-Day fav too.

4. Goodfellas with Ray Liotta is on my top 10 because loyalty is a top trait for anyone to have, and Ray Liotta's wife surely was loyal. Anyone who knows me knows I love gangster movies, but I love this one especially because although the woman was crazy, like myself, she stuck by her man through the good and bad. She flushed cocaine and ran errands. That's a real bitch. That's a quality love story to me! Check out my other two favorite gangster movies Casino and Blow. You'll see how men really don't know how to pick 'em anyways.

3. Never Been Kissed was one of my favorite movies in high school. Although it was silly, Drew Barrymore shows how you live life on the beat of your own drum and love will come when you least expect it, where you least expect it. It gives me hope! Some similar chick flicks I love are She's All That and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

2. It's Complicated is one of my newest favorites. Meryl Streep is one of my favorite actresses already, and the movie just showed how getting older doesn't make finding love any easier. I couldn't stop laughing from the start of the movie. While It's Complicated is still in theaters I recommend all of you grab a girlfriend and check it out if you want to actually go "out" on a date for Valentine's Day. The other "complicated" love story I enjoy is any thing with "Bridget Jones."

1. The Bodyguard is the greatest love movie ever for a few reasons. #1: Whitney is still the best voice ever, crack or no crack. #2: Every song in that movie is classic. #3: Kevin Costner is almost real sexy saving lives. The end. What else do you need?

Additional honorable mentions are Something's Gotta Give, City of Angels, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Hollywood pumps out some great films to either remind you how single you are, or keep you distracted during cupid season. Either way, I think you'll need a few cases of wine to get through my top picks.

On to housekeeping: I know there have been issues posting comments to this blog that just intensified when I changed the layout. I really don't know how to make it better. I'll try to find a new layout at some point. Y'all know computers make my head hurt. I really want to know your thoughts, so please head to my facebook page for chit chat :)

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