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Movies to Snuggle Up With On V-Day



So, for those of you who are hitched, single or just too broke down for dinner, dancing or going out for a movie…here are some of my favorite romantic flicks to snuggle up with after a nice glass of wine and some chocolate…


This film just puts a smile on my face mostly because the plot über silly, but at the same time very heartfelt and emotionally stimulating.  Starring some of my favs Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and the late Alan Rickman, Love, Actually covers the complexities of nine intertwined stories connected by one thing – LOVE.



I could literally watch this a zillion times and never get bored!  It’s the first time I fell in love with Ryan Gosling,who is having a fantabulous year with LaLa Land and Rachel McAdams (who is highly underrated in my book).  Watching these two fall in love and watching the struggle of trying to keep that love vibrant in the midst of Alzheimer’s is absolutely heartbreaking.  Good stuff that will make you appreciate every waking moment you have with the one you love.




For the simple fact that I am obsessed with the real life success of Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, I adore them in these two films.  Oh, and there’s also that obsession I have with mob culture that has a little to do with liking Bugsy:)  Seriously though, their performances, real life love and respect pierce through the screen.  It’s a rare glimpse captured onscreen between two amazing actors and human beings.



Cher, New York City and Nick Cage as a tortured, angry, sexy lover.  Enough Said…



Who can resist taking a stroll down memory lane with this Garry Marshall directed throwback starring Julia Roberts and that fine as wine leading man – Richard Gere.



This one is my all time favorite RomCom.  The soundtrack, the poetry, Bill Bellamy, Nia Long, Lisa Nicole Carson, Isiah Washington and Larenz Tate are just a few of the many reasons you might wanna pop this one in the DVD player or stream it ASAP!!!



Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love Jane Austen flicks and period pieces in general.  Two of my favorites are the original Sense and Sensibility (Starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslett) and the Martin Scorsese directed The Age of Innocence (Starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Daniel Day-Lewis)







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