Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love

Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love
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The Romance Lover's Guide to Movie Must-SeesIf you adore Sleepless in Seattle and Pride and Prejudice and The Avengers, then you want a movie guide aimed at women like you. Women who enjoy romances and more! You like both a good kiss and a good knockout and refuse to be categorized-but you wish someone like you would recommend movies.Which brings Harlequin author and professional movie critic Heidi Rice to the rescue. Whether it's nonstop action with a little heart 'n' soul, sweetly adorable cartoons, a classic black-and-white screwball comedy or that under-the-radar flick that you never knew you were missing, Heidi Rice will lead you through her must-sees and why you will also enjoy them. From Ryan Gosling's six-pack to that iconic orgasm sandwich delivered by Meg Ryan, right up to the double whammy of hotties in Prisoners (Gyllenhaal and Jackman)—there's a little something for everyone.And a little something for that teenager inside you who's ready to watch «nekkid» man-candy and spend two hours falling in love all over again….

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Heidi Rice. Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love

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Movie Bliss: A Hopeless Romantic Seeks Movies to Love. Heidi Rice

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Table of Contents

Glossary

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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The Romance Lover’s Guide to Movie Must-Sees

If you adore Sleepless in Seattle and Pride and Prejudice and The Avengers, then you want a movie guide aimed at women like you. Women who enjoy romances and more! You like both a good kiss and a good knockout and refuse to be categorized—but you wish someone like you would recommend movies.

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Now, as it happens, it’s the love story in this movie that resonates so beautifully for me, so I’m going to dwell on that and not the rest of the movie—although that’s pretty spectacular, too. Anyone ever heard of Brando’s ‘I coulda been a contenda’ speech? That comes from this multi-Oscar-winner.

So let’s do a quick plot recap. The setting is the New Jersey docks in the 1950s, where the longshoremen’s union is controlled by corrupt thug Johnny Friendly and his right-hand man, Charlie the Gent. Charlie’s younger brother Terry (a thirty-something has-been ex-boxer) has been inadvertently involved in the killing of Joey, one of the longshoremen who was threatening to ‘squeal’ to the crime commission. Terry feels bad about it, but that’s life on the docks. He’s not about to rat out his brother. Until he meets Joey’s distraught sister Edie….

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