Since today is Valentine’s Day, and most of you would likely want to spend it with a loved one Netflix and Chilling, I wanted to help out. You see, I bet there are couples out there, who for some reason think that Fifty Shades Grey could be a good choice for the evening but trust me, it is far from good. But if you truly want to watch something, and you want to watch something bad, here are 10 bad romantic movies that are a so much better than any of the Fifty Shades movies!
Second movie I had a pleasure (and I really mean pleasure this time) to watch at the cinema these past two weeks was Love and Other Drugs. The movie that I was waiting patiently for a while now didn’t disappoint me actually, this might have been the best romantic-comedy I have watched in a long time! It might be too much to some, cause there is a lot of sex scenes and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT!
But the story itself was surprising because not all was told in the trailer and I really didn’t read much about the movie – they probably didn’t advertise the part that came as a shock. A very nice twist to the story, a very logical reason to fit the typical romantic-comedy moments into the screenplay – the meet, the split, the reunite – you know the deal. Usually the split is so unrealistic that it makes you think if their love is even real, but this one kind of seemed something that was coming up as a logical moment that was supposed to happen. I am not making sense right? I’m sorry, I can’t give away a lot of the story but I do have couple of things to say.
1. Don’t really watch it with the family, Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are naked a lot in this movie – and not because they live in a universe that didn’t have any clothes.
2. There is something you should know about Jake Gyllenhaal, his butt looks better than his face.
3. Anne Hathaway might have been the little innocent princess when she was little but she is all grown up now.
4. The story includes the beginning (because apparently this movie takes place in the past) of the little blue pill that changed the world – Viagra.
5. Despite being a story placed in the past (also based on a book – everything is lately) it looks very modern and fresh. To be honest, I didn’t even notice it before Viagra came into the picture because it was the story how it all started for the small pill.
6. I think that the chemistry between Anne and Jake was believable and they where comfortable with each other: while wearing clothes and while not wearing clothes.
7. The best “I love you” – shockingly surprising and funny – nicely played!
All in all, all good things I think – and based on other romantic comedies, this ranks high for me – 4 out of 5. Here are also some stills from the movie and two shots of Anne’s flat – I think it’s homey in the tortured-artist-waitress style way. Yes, it is messy but it suits her character – you’d understand after you see the movie.
Romantic comedies haven’t been on my good side lately, but lets hope that these ones save them.
First is a movie called Going the Distance – it stars on-and-off couple (I really don’t know if they are dating again or not) Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. It seems fun and exciting, plus I’m really happy to see Christina Applegate on screen. Also a known name in the behind the scenes people is Adam Shankman who is a producer of this movie. This is his second romantic movie this year, since he was the producer of The Last Song also. Let’s hope this one is a little better than The Last Song, since I really like the main cast, both of them haven’t disappointed me yet.
Second is already out in the cinemas but I haven’t seen it yet. It’s the newest Jennifer Aniston’s movie and I have heard bad things about it. Seems similar to the Jennifer Lopez’s movie The Backup Plan which I didn’t enjoy. Watching the trailer, my first though: Aniston and Bateman have blue eyes, the kid has brown.. so he is not the father is my first thought! If they cast these kids don’t they want them to at least give the impression that they can be the kid of the main character, the eye color usually isn’t matching at all. Look for yourself.
Third is a French movie, starring the most luckiest woman in the world Vanessa Paradis (she is with Johnny Depp if you didn’t already know!). Anyway, this movie Heartbreaker looks hopeful plus the language is absolutely fantastic, I love French!
Then comes the ultimate scary trailer which basically means the movie stars Katherine Heigl – Life as We Know It! She has done some bad movies lately and she was thrown out of Gray’s Anatomy. Josh Duhamel isn’t on my good side after the movie When in Rome, another romantic comedy gone bad. But I put this trailer up since this is a good example of a movie that is going to fail – it seems so typical and predictable and all the other things that aren’t good.
My biggest hopes are going to the movie that Anne Hatheway and Jake Gyllenhal star in – Love and Other Drugs. (I already did a post about it but this just shows that I’m waiting for it like crazy). First, I so adore the character Anne is playing just based on the trailer! Not a typical “I’m looking for love” woman but somebody who knows who she is and what she wants and she isn’t whining about life! Not really exited about Jake anymore thought, I think that he started to look not like a lead in a romantic comedy for me after I watched this trailer a couple of times. But it is giving the movie a more realistic vibe – I think. (Do I think Jake is not hot, no, I just see him with Heath Ledger in the mountains and that is something that always stays with me – sorry, Jake! Love you though!)
And may I just ask, why does every lead man/woman have to have a funny friend who has clever lines like: “She rejected you, that’s why you want her!”. It seems that everything is so in the frames that I just don’t know if there is any way out. But let’s stay tuned and I hope I see those movies and like at least 1 or 2 of them!
Five reasons I want to see this movie: 1. Jake Gyllenhaal! – ever since Brokeback Mountain I have loved him! 2. Anne Hathaway! – she seems so carefree and fun in this one! 3. Based on the trailer it seems to be a decent romantic comedy – since there hasn’t been a good one for a while I have set all hopes on this one! 4. Good writing – based on the scenes in the trailer the script doesn’t look stupid, hope the whole movie has the same feeling. 5. Gabriel Macht – he isn’t in the trailer but I hope he has a big role in the movie because ever since Because I Said So I have loved him!