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Shmoo Review – 10 Picks for Romantic Films

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sure we could all use a nice feel good film to cuddle up to. Here are my top ten picks for you this romantic season.


(1)Sense and Sensibility – A movie for the heart. Based on Jane Austen’s book of the same title, Sense and Sensibility brings audiences back into the romantic era itself. We meet the Dashwood sisters as they pull us into a world of gossip and big emotions! If you can sit through the two and a half hours of film you’ll thank yourself. This is one of the good ones. Starring big screen favourites; Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and more!

(2)Save The Last Dance – Sophomore, Sara Johnson (Julia Stiles) moves to a new school after the death of her mother. With the help of Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), Sara relearns her love for dance and her passion for the art.

(3)The F Word – Probably the cutest film on the list, The F Word explores the friendship of Chantry (Zoe Kazan) and Wallace(Daniel Radcliffe), two friends who seek comfort with one another but never address the elephant in the room.

(4)The Mirror Has Two Faces – What is love? Is it purely romantic and physical? Or is there a chance that platonic love can be just as romantic? For Rose (Barbara Streisand) and Gregory(Jeff Bridges) love means marriage, but it does not mean sex.

(5)Silver Linings Playbook – No one is saying that anyone is perfect. Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany(Jennifer Lawrence) have both been through their share of heartbreak and chaos. Maybe if they work together they can each get what they want.

(6)Bridget Jones’s Diary – A love triangle for the ages! Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is unhappy with how life is going and decides to take the leap and sleep with her charming boss Daniel (Hugh Grant) while simultaneously getting to know the rather intelligent Mark (Colin Firth).

(7)Straight Up – In this off-beat Rom-com, we’re introduced to Todd (James Sweeney), a house-sitter in LA. Todd can’t seem to figure himself out and stranger Rory (Katie Findlay) only seems to make things more complicated.

(8)Dirty Dancing – Baby (Jennifer Grey) isn’t like most girls in the 1960s, she’s educated and is pursuing a career, unlike her sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), who is more interested in beauty and talent. Can these polar opposites survive a summer at the Catskills Resort?

(9)Mamma Mia; Here We Go Again – Returning to the stage for a sequel with as much pizazz and sparkle as the first time around, Here We Go Again is sure to get you on your feet dancing or warming up your throat to be able to sing along.

(10)Admission – Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a college administration officer, John Pressman (Paul Rudd) overlooks an alternative school. John thinks Portia should enroll one of his students, Jeremiah. Portia is just trying to focus on her work and home life.


Written by Andi Hubick

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