Friday, February 28, 2014

Romantic Movie: The Bodyguard, 10 Things I Hate About You, & More

Romantic Movies
I absolutely love watching romantic movies!  Recently, I have spent a lot of time and had a lot of fun reading reviews of the best romantic movies.  I have found myself grabbing my own old copies of the movies to watch them again.  

In a few cases, I have actually been introduced to new romantic movies by our review authors.  I really do love that!  Having a movie reviewed and recommended, truly helps me find entertainment that I have previously missed, but that I am sure to enjoy.  

Recommended Romantic Movie Reviews

The BodyguardThe Bodyguard review written by ThanksDevine, is a perfect example of an older movie being brought back to mind by an excellent review.  

Just reading his words filled my mind with memories of the scenes from that movie and made me want to relive the experience of watching Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner fall in love on the silver screen.  

This movie is filled with passion and I was reminded of looks of longing and desire these two exchanged with each other as I read this review.

10 Things I Hate About YouDaisyDixon reviewed 10 Things I Hate About You and I was, once again, swept back to the past.

I had not even realized Heath Ledger was the male star in that movie.  When the movie was originally released, Heath was new to Hollywood.  As a matter of fact, since reading this review, I did a bit of research and found that "10 Things I Hate About You" was Heath's first movie.  
This was such a tender movie about first loves and discovering romance. I had to watch it again and, of course, my heart cried for both actors as their relationship developed.

I will admit, I also cried at the realization that the real man, Heath Ledger, was taken from all of us way too soon.   

While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping  is one of my personal all time favorite romantic comedies. 

Crystalwriter wrote an excellent review of this fabulously fun movie.  Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman both have a way of making you feel like you know them personally.

The two of them together in any movie is bound to be a hit, but this really is The Best Case of Unexpected Love.  

There are several quotes from this movie that you are apt to hear me reference on a daily basis.  I might mention "leaning" or "pencils" and if you have seen the movie, you will definitely grasp the implication.  

Romantic Movies by Special Request

Anne of Green Gables Trilogy Box Set
WhiteIsland88  suggested that I include Anne of Green GablesI immediately applauded her movie suggestion.  In less than 24 hrs, she had written an outstanding review of the movies.

The romance part of the story comes more into focus in the second movie, but we chose to add and review the trilogy.  

While there is no question that you could enjoy the second movie without having seen the first movie, the trilogy is simply more complete with the beginning and end.  They are all worthwhile and highly recommended. 

 Brief EncounterCheck PriceSince I have never personally seen the movie Brief Encounter, karen1960's review was especially intriguing to me.

I do love the older movies and the beauty of black & white.  I always enjoy the close up look at historical places, architecture, clothing styles and political references of what would have been current day when the movies were originally made.

I have added this movie to my list of must sees.  I am certain there is a rainy Saturday in my future when this will fit with my desire of the day.

The Anniversary of a Romantic Movie Classic

The Way We Were
I had not realized that it had been 40 years since I first viewed this movie until I read this review written by Serendipity831.

Talk about a flood of memories! I definitely experienced flashbacks as I was reading this review.  It is so hard to believe it has been 40 years.  I can easily remember exactly how I felt when I first saw The Way We Were.

Many of us grew up with the golden voice of Barbra Streisand setting the tone of our days and "singing" our lives. When she was teamed with the beautiful "golden boy", Robert Redford, to make this movie, it was bound to be a smash hit! 

Happy Anniversary to "The Way We Were" !

Future Romantic Movie Reviews

If you would like to share your romantic movie review with us, simple leave the link to that review in the comment section at the bottom of the list.  

I look forward to reading and sharing your review!

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  1. It will be so much fun reading all of these romantic movie reviews! I think I've seen them all a time or two.

  2. Of course, I agree with you Ruthi! These are definitely the movies that make us want to watch them more than once.

  3. You have had some awesome review responses to your romantic movie list. So many movies out there touch us in different ways and sharing that in a review is almost like a reunion. Loved all the other movies you featured before and this list looks just as wonderful! Off to read them!

    1. We truly have a lot of romantics on Squidoo and they have been fabulous to respond with movie reviews!

  4. I'm in the mood for a Romance-a-Thon. Maybe I'll watch some back-to-back favorites from way back when. Always fascinating to see a much loved movie when you are no longer "the way you were." I wonder how I will experience these same movies now. Is my heart the same, or different? Will I love something new about them? Will I fall in love all over again? Stay tuned. I can easily be talked into sharing my experience (maybe even in a lens). Ya never know. ;-) I'll make sure to visit these reviews. Thanks!

    1. You are "right on" there with your observations and thoughts there Diana! When I watched a few that I haven't seen in decades, I definitely saw things I didn't remember or wasn't touched by when I was much younger.

  5. Ah... what can be better than a movie with Robert Redford (my dream boat - the only man I used to say I'd ever leave my hubby for...LOL) and Barbra Streisand together. And Barbra is also my favorite singer -- such a true and beautiful voice. The Way We Were brings back such memories. Great review.

    1. ROFLOL! I have actually heard several women make that comment about Robert Redford in my lifetime. And I certainly agree with you about Barbra Streisand. I personally believe she is the most talented female artist of any genre during my lifetime.

  6. Alright, you got me! I had forgotten about some of these great movies. Now, I have sort through these reviews you featured to find which order I will be watching them in! Yes, I see there are a few I still need to add to my DVD collection.

    1. I really do love it when someone reviews a romantic movie that I have not seen before. It is like discovering a new friend. Of course, the old friends cannot be replaced!

  7. Fun walk down memory lane. I LOVED 10 things I hate about you. That's when I fell in love with Heath Ledger.

  8. Ah ha! He was definitely very lovable in that movie.

  9. Wonderful review. Great movie choices. I love "While You Were Sleeping".

    1. I do too Melkav! I honestly have no idea how many times I have watched that movie, but like you, I do love it.

  10. What a great bunch of movies. I have seen most of them. I think I'll put the Anne of Green Gables trilogy on my list of movies to watch.

    1. Annie of Green Gables really is an excellent series! I would highly recommend it for you and your granddaughters, Mary Beth.


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