Monday, July 27, 2009

Romantic Movies

Wow, it's been awhile, hasn't it? My computer melted down last weekend and I had to SHARE a computer until the dh got it up and running. Funny, isn't it, how accustomed we get to having our own? Anyway, I had to spend the time I had the computer writing. I met my deadline and get to start a new project today!

I believe The Romance Studio is giving away a copy of Show Off today (it's on my calendar, but not on the page yet.) 

While you're there, vote for poor lonely Vicente from Show Off in their">Hero Competition. They're also 
giving away a ton of e-books.

ANYWAY, I was on Twitter today and Teresa Medeiros mentioned the movie FOUL PLAY, the one with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase, remember it? I love that movie. I own it. So I started to think about other romance movies I love that are kind of beneath other people's radar.

First is Foul Play, where Goldie Hawn plays Gloria, a ditzy librarian who inadvertently gets involved in a plot to kill the pope. Chevy Chase is the investigating officer who ends up being her bodyguard. It has great banter, lovely scenery of San Francisco, a very romantic scene on a houseboat and one of the best car chase scenes ever. See, something for everyone!

Next is Keeping the Faith, with Jenna Elfman, Ben Stiller and Edward
 Norton. They play friends who formed a bond in childhoo
d before Jenna's character moved off. Ben grew up to be a rabbi and Edward grew up to be a priest, and they work together on community projects. When Jenna's character returns to town, it causes all sorts of problems, including some doubt for our priest character. Still, great romance.

The Matchmaker is a movie set in Ireland, starring Janeane Garofalo and David O'Hara. Janeane's character Marcy works for a politician who's trying to find his Irish roots to get ahead in the polls. She meets and falls for David's character Sean. I remember some sad bits and some singing, but again, great romance.

Mr. Wonderful is the story of Matt Dillon trying to find a new husband for his ex-wife so he doesn't have to pay alimony anymore and can invest in a bowling alley. Only it turns out none of the suitors are good enough for her.

Then there's Paperback Hero, where Hugh Jackman plays a trucker who writes romance novels under a woman's name. When his book hits big, though, he can't tell his publisher he's a man, so he recruits his best friend Ruby (whose name he wrote under) to be his public face. It's a best friends romance with a love triangle,
 and Hugh Jackman is in an undershirt. A lot. What's not to love? This one is a bit tricky to find.
What are your favorite romance movies that other people might not know about?


Cari Quinn said...

I'm on my way over to vote for Vicente. ;)

So many great sounding movies...and I've never seen any of them! Must rectify that.

Oh, and I'm on twitter too, if you'd like to look me up...cariquinn I know, I know, big surprise there, LOL

Emma Jay said...

NONE of them!! Check out your library, Cari! Paperback Hero is hard to find, but the others should be more common ;)