4 Film Favorites: Romantic Comedy
America's two national pastimes - baseball and romance - are in play in this Bull Durham-styled comedy romance. Freddie Prinze, Jr. (She's All That) plays Ryan Dunne, a lawnboy hoping for greener pastures after he joins an elite Cape Cod summer league that's been a career stepping-stone for many big-league players. Jessica Biel (7th Heaven) portrays Tenley Parrish, a wealthy Vassar grad vacationing on the Cape. He loves her. She loves him. But there's a catch. Tenley's family thinks romance with a blue-collar guy is strictly minor-league. With plenty of diamond heroics, hot soundtrack tunes and a likable array of talents portraying fun-loving Jocks, Jills and townies, this summer is quite an entertainment catch.
By day Chris Cole repairs photocopiers. By night he takes the stage as frontman for a tribute band emulating Steel Dragon, the world's hottest heavy-metal band. Then, suddenly, opportunity rocks: Chris is tapped to become Steel Dragon's new lead singer. Just like that, he goes from small-town nobody to megastar. Just like that, he and his manager/ girlfriend Emily enter a world crazier than either imagined.
Dorian Lever wants to romance unwed mother-to-be Sally Jackson. His brother Angus wants to kill her. So you want that? Wearing her Burger-Matic headset like a Cinderella crown. Drew Barrymore is sunny, levelheaded Sally, the local drive-thru order taker who's caught up in the darkly funny family brouhaha that, unknown to Sally, is largely orchestrated by the Levers' manipulative, saccharine smiling mom.
Addicted to Love
Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick take a funny look at love's obsessive side as Maggie and Sam, teaming for revenge when their exes (Kelly Preston and Tcheky Karyo) team for romance. Sam simply wants his girlfriend back. Maggie wants to get back at her old flame. So all over New York's SoHo, they unleash their diabolical plot. If successful, the two who spurned them will be hapless, hopeless, loveless. And if Cupid has his way, Maggie and Sam just might go from a jilted Who's Through to a romantic Who's Who.