4 Film Favorites: Romance Collection
Music And Lyrics
First you're hot, then you're not... and then you're Alex Fletcher. So when the sizzlingest tween queen on the charts asks the has-been '80s pop sensation to write her a song, he grabs for another chance at stardom. Problem: Alex can say it with music, but he sure can't say it with words. Enter Sophie Fisher, his beguiling if quirky plant lady, who has an unexpected green thumb for lyrics. Together, they go after songwriting success - and discover that if you want to write the perfect love song, it helps to fall in love.
Rumor Has It
At last there's a movie for anyone who's ever looked at the eccentrics and oddballs in his or her family and wondered: Who are these people? Jennifer Aniston stars in and Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally...) directs a star-powered romantic comedy about family, love, marriage and other major catastrophes.
Aniston portrays Sarah Huttinger, whose return home with her fiancÃ© convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her, and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers. Join Sarah as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate nor proper - and as Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo join the fun. The story is rumor. The laughs are real!
The tension of high stakes poker. The rush of new romance. In this sure entertainment bet from L.A. Confidential writer/director Curtis Hanson, who co-wrote the screenplay with fellow Academy Award winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), pro gambler Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) scrambles to raise the $10,000 entry fee to the poker world's most prestigious contest, even though the tournament may put him against his estranged father (Robert Duvall). Along the way, he meets irresistible Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore) and learns that in order to truly succeed he must first learn to live life the way he plays cards, trusting his heart instead of his head.
Power-suited, plugged-in advertising executive Nelson Moss speed-dials through life - and can't imagine any other lifestyle. But bubbly eccentric Sara Deever - part temptress, part sage - can.
If she has her way, Nelson will be the newest in her series of human reclamation projects. Each month she shares her heart and her apartment with a troubled man. No expectations. No pressure. No strings. No falling in love.
Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, cast as spouses in The Devil's Advocate spark a warm chemistry again in Sweet November, gloriously shot all over San Francisco. Pat O'Connor (Circle Of Friends) directs this unabashedly romantic tale of lives not just changed by love...but made fuller, richer, sweeter.