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A Room with a View

Drama, Girl Movies, Romance 1 Comment »

A Room with a View really can’t compare at all with the book. It rushes through the whole story just to get to the romantic ending with Lucy and George, which is of course the best part. I was thinking, though, about the casting of Daniel Day-Lewis as Lucy’s odious fiance Cecil Vyse. Daniel Day-Lewis is known for staying in character for the entire duration of a movie. I was just thinking how awful it must have been when he was Cecil Vyse for a month. I wonder if he traveled by carriage and insulted everyone he met.

(image A room with a view………. originally uploaded by MarceloRuiz)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 100%

The Jane Austen Book Club

Girl Movies, Romance 1 Comment »

I watched The Jane Austen Book Club with my mom, brother and sister-in-law over the holidays.  I put up a good front against the cuteness of it all, but I did end up ordering Sense and Sensibility from my book swap anyway.  At the end of the movie, the one male character in the movie mentions starting a Patrick O’Brian book club and the ladies ignore him.  I have to say that a Patrick O’Brian book club is a great idea.  I’m about to start reading the 7th book in the series and I can’t get enough.  Every meeting would be like, “woah, that Jack Aubrey kicks ass…”  We wouldn’t even have to be reading the same book, the conversation would still make sense.  Who’s in?

(image Miss Cassandra Austen and The Jane Austen Book Club originally uploaded by Pesky Library)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 65%

P.S. I Love You

Girl Movies, Romance No Comments »

P.S. I Love You is just a depressing movie. Hilary Swank gives me the heeby jeebies.  My friend recommended it to me, but she is very Irish.  P.S. I Love You is very Irish also even though the lead actor Gerard Butler is actually Scottish.  Not that I can actually tell the Irish and the Scottish apart.  Anyway, again in a romantic movie the characters have to kiss to realize that they don’t love each other.  Really?  Someone has been harboring feelings for someone for so long and then they kiss them and say, “Oh never mind.”  If that works, I am just going to start kissing everyone.  You never know when sparks are going to fly.

(Image P.S. I Love You Jokerized originally uploaded by APES!!!)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 21%

The Painted Veil

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While I am a sucker for romantic comedies, I don’t normally go for tragic love.  In my recent lovelorness, I have watched every romantic movie I have come across.  However, I didn’t even know The Painted Veil was a romance when I started watching it.  Now it is on again and I am watching it again.  Who knew that Ed Norton and cholera could be so enchanting?

(Image The Painted Veil originally uploaded by Jimmy – Embrace the winter)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 73%