Tag Archives: Romance

Return to Me - * * 1/2*

Bonnie Hunt directs this romance about a man (David Duchovny) who falls in love with a woman (Minnie Driver)…the recipient of his dead wife’s heart. Hunt, James Belushi, David Alan Grier, and Robert Loggia also star. Scripted by Bonnie Hunt … Continue reading

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Here On Earth - *

Mark Piznarski directs this romantic drama about two teens in love (including Leelee Sobieski), one of whom has a terminal disease. Annette O’Toole will play Sobieski’s mother. Josh Hartnett, Bruce Greenwood, Chris Klein and Michael Rooker also star. Scripted by … Continue reading

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Gun Shy - * 1/2*

Gun Shy is a scattershot comedy that draws from several trendy genres. Borrowing a page from The Sopranos, or Analyze This, it deals with the psychological anxieties behind the traditional mob movie. In addition, it stirs in some romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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The End of the Affair - * * 1/2*

Neil Jordan directs this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel telling the unraveling of a passionate love affair in London during WWII. A novelist (Ralph Fiennes) hires a PI to discover why his mistress (Julianne Moore), the wife of a … Continue reading

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Anna and the King - * *

Andy Tennant directs Chow Yun Fat as the King of Siam, who has a relationship with british governess Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster) in 19th century Thailand. Bai Ling also stars. Previously titled Anna. Capsule Review: The film has plenty of … Continue reading

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The Story of Us - * *

Rob Reiner directs this romantic comedy starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer, a couple trying to put the spark back into their marriage. Paul Reiser, Julie Haggerty, Rob Reiner, Tim Matheson, Rita Wilson, Betty White and Red Buttons also star. … Continue reading

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Random Hearts - * 1/2*

Sydney Pollack directs Harrison Ford in this adaptation of Warren Adler’s novel. Ford will play Dutch Van Den Broeck, an internal affairs detective whose wife dies in a plane crash. She is found carrying the same key as another man … Continue reading

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At First Sight - * * 1/2*

Oliver Sacks’ story To See and Not See, a true account regarding restoring sight to the blind must have seemed like the perfect idea for a movie. Not only does an actor get to stretch his chops as a blind … Continue reading

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Playing by Heart - * * *

Playing by Heart is a film that would like to think of itself as an intricate puzzle, whose pieces smoothly slide into place as the film progresses. However, as a puzzle, Playing By Heart is fairly simple. Luckily, observing the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy with a literary twist. A fictionalized account of a few months of Shakespeare’s life, the film manages to humanize the greatest English writer of all time, and delivers a splendid time while … Continue reading

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