January 10, 2011

Dan in Real Life (2007)

Dan in Real Life (2007)

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Binoche and Carell have great chemistry in this feel good family fare.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/13/2008]

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January 12, 2008

Once (2006)

IMDB: Once (2006)

Plot Outline:
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:07/29/07]

Posted by mark at 05:14 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2008

Untamed Heart (1993)

IMDB: Untamed Heart (1993)

Plot Summary:
All of Caroline's boyfriends seem to leave her or cheat on her. On her way home from work two men try to rape Caroline.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:31 PM | Comments (0)

May 28, 2007

Catch and Release (2006)

IMDB: Catch and Release (2006)

Plot Outline:
A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/27/07]

Posted by mark at 09:42 PM | Comments (0)

May 27, 2007

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

IMDB: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Plot Summary:
"Matuschek's" is the gift shop around the corner. Among the staff is Alfred Kralik, a likeable youngman who's in love with a woman he has never met and whose name he doesn't even know (their "romance" has been conducted through a post office box).

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/24/07]

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May 15, 2007

An Affair to Remember (1957)

IMDB: An Affair to Remember (1957)

Plot Outline:
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/24/07]

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May 13, 2007

Woman on Top (2000)

IMDB: Woman on Top (2000)

Plot Outline:
Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/16/07]

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Bella Martha (2001)

IMDB: Bella Martha (2001)

Plot Outline:
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/14/07]

Posted by mark at 03:54 PM | Comments (0)

January 13, 2007

Only You (1994)

IMDB: Only You (1994)

Plot Summary: Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N B-R-A-D-L-E-Y. Later, at the carnival, the fortune teller sees the name Damon Bradley in the Crystal Ball and Faith is convinced. She is told that "You make your own destiny,...don't wait for it to come to you", but she is looking for Damon. 14 years later, she is engaged to a dull podiatrist and plans to marry until she gets a call from one of his classmates who is on his way to Venice, Italy. The classmate is Damon Bradley. Rushing to the airport to see her soul-mate, she misses him and the plane, but decides, then and there, to go after him. So Faith and her sister-in-law Kate both board the next plane for Italy hoping to find her Damon.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 11/24/06]

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Step Up (2006)

IMDB: Step Up (2006)

Plot Summary: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore¹s tracks ­ and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore¹s ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts -- and the only thing standing in the way of her obviously brilliant future is finding a great dance partner for her senior showcase. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora¹s attention. Now, as sparks fly between them, both on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 12/30/06]

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September 24, 2006

People Will Talk (1951)

IMDB: People Will Talk (1951)

Plot Outline: Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend who recently died in combat.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 08/20/06]

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June 25, 2006

Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

IMDB: Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

Blurb: "Jessica Stein is a single, straight, sucessful, journalist, part of a bonded Jewish family living in New York City..."

I loved this movie -- tight script, sharp acting, and a great story.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/19/06]

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The Lake House (2006)

IMDB: The Lake House (2006)

Blurb: "A lonely doctor (Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Reeves). They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late."

If you enjoyed the chemistry between Reeves and Bullock in Speed I think you'll enjoy this film.

It is very well written and executed.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/18/06]

Posted by mark at 03:18 PM | Comments (0)