Tag Archives: Romance

Home Fries - * * 1/2*

Home Fries is an unusual romantic comedy where you never quite know what to expect. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, the film veers off in a different direction. The end result may leave you disoriented, but its … Continue reading

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Meet Joe Black - * * *

Meet Joe Black is your classic boy-meets-girl, boy-likes-girl, boy-gets-killed-in-horrible-accident, supernatural-entity-takes-over-boy’s-body, supernatural-entity-falls-in-love-with-girl story. Based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday, Meet Joe Black is a well acted romantic drama which explores the meanings of life and love. William Parrish … Continue reading

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back - * * *

In 1995, Terry McMillan’s novel Waiting to Exhale opened up a new, untapped, genre of film, the black women’s movie. Now, she and Exhale co-writer Ron Bass have teamed up once again to adapt her novel, How Stella Got Her … Continue reading

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The Governess - * * 1/2*

The Governess is a romantic drama that’s like an overripe peach. It has a strong core, but a soft, mushy outside. Minnie Driver stars as Rosina da Silva, a devout Jewish girl in 19th century London. After her beloved father … Continue reading

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Ever After - * * 1/2*

The fairy tale of Cinderella has been retold many times over the years. However, it isn’t often that such a retelling results in a film as revisionist in Ever After. Eliminating the fantastical elements (pumpkins and fairy godmothers), while enhancing … Continue reading

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The Horse Whisperer - * * 1/2*

In what may be (and probably should be) Robert Redford’s last romantic leading role, he has chosen to adapt Nicholas Evan’s popular pulp romantic novel Yet, while the Horse Whisperer is a beautiful film to watch, its romance never gets … Continue reading

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City of Angels - * * 1/2*

Angels are a hot pop-culture item right now. So it was only a matter of time before someone got around to making an adaptation of Wim Wenders’ film Wings of Desire, about an angel who falls in love with a … Continue reading

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Swept From the Sea - * * 1/2*

Beeban Kidron directs this romantic epic based on Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster. But while the film captures the scenery and scope necessary for an epic romance, it falls short with a stale plot and a flat romance. Vincent … Continue reading

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Titanic - * * * *

James Cameron unveils the most expensive movie ever made, and it is an absolutely brilliant piece of work. The movie opens in present day, and the story of the Titanic is told in flashback. The film starts with a treasure … Continue reading

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In Love and War - * 1/2*

In Love and War is an anemic true-life wartime love story. Chris O’Donnell stars as a young Ernest Hemingway, who volunteered for the Red Cross during WWI. He is stationed in Italy, and yearns to see action. However, on a … Continue reading

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