14 May 2012


Summer is here, it is nine o'clock and you've got your jammies on. It is too late to go out and too early to go to bed. You open the windows for a fresh breeze.. time to watch a rom-com. But which one?

You've got to have the right combination of laughter, romance and beauty. Here are my most reliable summer rom-coms...

1. SABRINA: 1954 (I actually the re-make as well. It has the same plot just different theme)

PLOT: Poor, young girl goes to France to become sophisticated and stylish to win the heart of a rich playboy.

STARS: Audrey Hepburn - Humphrey Bogart - William Holden

HIGHLIGHTS: Gorgeous fashion thanks to Audrey. The music (not a musical) is very romantic. Who doesn't like to watch rich people and their pretty stuff?

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2. APRES VOUS: 2003 (French movie: subtitled)

PLOT: A Mairte d' stops a man in park from killing himself and becomes responsible for putting his love life back together. 

STARS: Daniel Auteuil - Jose Garcia - Sandrine Kiberlain

HIGHLIGHTS: It's French! How can you not feel sophisticated? It's very funny with lots of good looking food and flowers. It's tres sexy (but not too sexy).

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3. SINGING IN THE RAIN: 1952 (The Ultimate Musical)

PLOT: The era of sound in movies arrives in the middle of a love triangle between two seasoned movie stars and a young new actress.  

STARS: Gene Kelly - Debbie Reynolds - Donald O'Connor

HIGHLIGHTS: Some of the most elaborate song and dance sequences. Gene Kelly(one of the most incredible dancers of all time choreographed a lot of the dance numbers) Lots of grand gestures of romance. 

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4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: 2005 ( I know, I know the 1995 British mini series with Colin Firth is the only Pride and Prejudice for some people)

STARS: Kiera Knightly - Matthew (my love) Macfayden 

HIGHLIGHTS: The backdrop for the movie is so grandiose. The lighting, the costumes, the music, the landscape... plus it is one of the most romantic stories of all time. 

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5. THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES: 1996 (this is my ultimate feel good movie)

PLOT: A man and a woman get married on the basis of intellect and try to stay celibate. 

STARS: Jeff Bridges - Barbara Striesand - Lauren Bacall - Pierce Brosnan

HIGHLIGHTS: The most ridiculous plot of all time. The movie is so very sweet and has one of the best movie endings. 

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I hope you guys enjoy these films as much as I do. If, you have a top five rom-com list e-mail me them an we will compare notes!

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