Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love
Heidi Rice. Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love
Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love. Heidi Rice
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Table of Contents
1) Oldies That Are Awesome
It Happened One Night (1934): A Hitch-hiker’s Guide to Screwball Romance
The Wizard of Oz (1939): Because of the Wonderful Things It Does
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): How a Banker Steals My Heart Every Christmas
On the Waterfront (1954): Brando in His Prime Does Bad Boys Proud
The Long, Hot Summer (1958): When Paul Met Joanne…
The Apartment (1960): Mad Men with Laughs
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968): How to Beat a Guy at Chess, Every Time
2) Cartoon Capers, but Not Just for Kids
Beauty and the Beast (1991): A Tale That’s Old but Timeless
Pocahontas (1995): Love on the Wild Frontier (and Mel Gibson Sings!)
The Princess and the Frog (2009): It’s Not Easy Being Green on the Bayou
Up (2009): And Away in My Beautiful Balloon House
Tangled (2010): Rapunzel Has a Good Hair Day
Toy Story 3 (2010): For When You Wanna See Grown Men Cry
3) Rom-Coms R Us
When Harry Met Sally… (1989): And Meg Ordered an Orgasm Sandwich
Pretty Woman (1990): Confessions of a Streetwalking Shopaholic
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001): Pride and Prejudice with Really Enormous Knickers
It’s Complicated (2009): Especially After You Sleep with Your Ex, Meryl. Sheesh!
He’s Just Not That Into You (2009): Oh, Yes He Is!
The Proposal (2009): Ryan Reynolds Looks Good Nekkid. It’s Official
Love & Other Drugs (2010): When Love Means Never Having to Fake an Orgasm
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Nobody Puts Bradley in a Corner
4) Joys for the Boys (and the Girls, Too)
Public Enemies (2009): Johnny Depp as a Bad Man with a Tommygun
Source Code (2011): He Follows the Plot, While You Follow Jake Gyllenhaal
Limitless (2011): Bradley Takes a Drug That Makes His Eyes Even Bluer… Seriously?
Cowboys & Aliens (2011): aka Buff & Buffer
Drive (2011): Ryan Gosling Riding on the Edge
John Carter (2012): A Massive Flop, but Not So’s You’d Notice
Skyfall (2012): Bond Is Back and Bardem’s Got Him
Prisoners (2013): Two Hotties, Lots of Heartache
Rush (2013): Chris Hemsworth to Drive You Wild? Anyone?
5) Offbeat but Right Up My Street
Dear Frankie (2004): Starring Gerard Butler, When He Still Did Subtle
Julie & Julia (2009): The Great American Cook-Off
The King’s Speech (2010): Or How an Aussie Saved the British Monarchy
Attack the Block (2011): The Kids Are Definitely Not All Right
Young Adult (2011): A Mean Girl Grows Up…Eventually
The Artist (2011): Black, White, Silent, French…et Magnifique!
Cedar Rapids (2011): Insurance Salesmen of the World Unite
Rust and Bone (2012): A Gallic Love Story with Nothing Lost in Translation
6) Big Is Beautiful, Bold Is Even Better
Gone with the Wind (1939): The Civil War Never Had It So Good
The Last of the Mohicans (1992): Featuring the Best Kiss-Off Line in Movie History
Brokeback Mountain (2005): A Fine Bromance
Australia (2008): Nicole Explores the Wonders of Oz (and Hugh Jackman, Nekkid)
Valentine’s Day (2010): Twenty Star-Studded Hallmark Cards Come to Life
Man of Steel (2013): Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s the Hottest Guy on the Planet
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