Sunday, May 29, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S GUIDE THROUGH SUMMER 2011 ROMANTIC FILMS: EWAN MCGREGOR, CHRIS O'DONNELL, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MILA KUNIS, HUGH JACKMAN, ANNE HATHAWAY ...

I thought that in this summer filled with superhero action movies and sf blockbusters, my ladies could feel a bit left out, so I decided to bring you HOLLYWOOD SPY's GUIDE THROUGH SUMMER 2011 ROMANTIC FILMS! :) Hope my girls, and
some of the romantic boys, will enjoy the list:
MANDY MOORE & KELLAN LUTZ IN "LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE"
Directorial debut of Dermot Mulroney, LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE premieres June 3rd following Ava (Mandy Moore), a marriage counselor whose life as a newlywed to her husband Charlie (Kellan Lutz) is turned upside down when she discovers her parents’ marriage (James Brolin & Jane Seymour) is headed for divorce. Determined to have them reconcile before a planned 30th anniversary surprise party, Ava unleashes a campaign to get them back together. But as the date looms and her parents relationship continues to spiral to its end, her own newlywed bliss starts to fade when she’s caught up in saving their marriage, possibly at the risk of her own. Click for the trailer.
EWAN MCGREGOR IN HEARTWARMING "BEGGINERS"
Also coming out June 3rd is charming romantic comedy BEGINNERS, about Oliver (Ewan McGregor) who meets the
irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who, following 44 years of marriage, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him. Click for the trailer.
JENNA FISCHER NEEDS "A LITTLE HELP"
On June 24th, we shall watch A LITTLE HELP,  about Laura (Jenna Fischer) whose life has begun to take some dark and difficult turns. Her marriage to a real estate agent (Chris O’Donnell) has become tense and loveless, she even suspects that
he’s cheating, and her relationship with her 12 year-old son Dennis has become strained as well, his emerging adolescence having turned him typically sullen and hostile. And she is not dealing well with it - she’s drinking and smoking too much, her self-esteem and confidence are in free fall. When her husband suddenly dies  she gets surrounded by her intrusive mother and sister who bring even more problems to her life. In that mess, she finds comfort in her sister's husband and they become drawn to each other in difficult circumstances despite the obvious complications and dangers that this implies. Click for the trailer.
JUSTIN & MILA ARE "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS"
July 22nd will bring us probably the biggest romantic film this summer FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS. Directed by talented and
super charming Will Gluck (Easy-A) this adorable film revolves around Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) who think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover, however, that getting physical really does always lead to complications. The film also stars Emma Stone, Patricia Clarkson and Woody Harrelson. Click for the trailer.
SELENA & LEIGHTON GO TO "MONTE CARLO"
July 1st brings two popular teen stars to cinemas in a romantic comedy MONTE CARLO in which young TV stars Selena Gomez and  Leighton Meester are joined by Andie MacDowell and GLEE's Cory Monteith. The film is actually an adaptation of the hit novel "Headhunters" by Jules Bass about about three Midwestern school teachers who ditch a disappointing no-frills holiday in Paris and pose as wealthy women vacationing in Monaco. Click for the trailer.
EPIC DRAMA IN "SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN"
On July 15th we shall finally watch opulent epic drama on romance, love and deep friendship in long awaited Asian set film SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by acclaimed director Wayne Wang with Hugh Jackman in the cast.  The movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by Lisa See is set in 19th century remote China, and it revolves around the lifelong friendship of Lily and Snow Flower and their imprisonment by rigid cultural codes of conduct for women. Click for the trailer.
ANNE HATHAWAY'S LOVE IN "ONE DAY"
August will bring us lovely romantic story in ONE DAY, again an adaptation of a hit novel, in which Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess play two people who meet on the night of their college
graduation – July 15th, 1988. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, every July 15th they meet again as their friendship ebbs and flows with the passing of the years. Through love and loss, heartbreak and success, hopes fulfilled and dreams shattered, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. Click for the trailer.

16 comments:

  1. I think Friends With Benefits came out last year with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, though with a different title. :P

    But Snow Flower And the Secret Fan looks good, and plus Hugh Jackman is in it. :)

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  2. Oh Dezzy thanks for this fab chick flick list! Marking it as a fav!
    Looks like It's going to be a very Hugh Jackman kind of summer for me -Hoping RA doesn't find out lol- not only planning to see "Snow Flower & The Secret Fan" but as it happens I have tickets for Hugh Jackman's show in Toronto!! I'm so excited! He is a showman! Can't believe my good luck...spending summer holidays over there..same time as his
    show!!! :D

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  3. @Luanne
    yep, there are actually three different versions of FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, but this one is the only one that interests me :)

    @Summer
    I knew my pretties would like the list :) And don't forget to say Hi to Hugh if you meet him for us as well :)

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  4. I'm looking forward to Beginners. It sounds like it has possibilities!

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  5. I'd look forward to anything that could serve as a vehicle for Jenna Fischer....
    Love her!

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  6. Hi DEZ - long time no write! I’ve been in the jungle fighting the fight and drinking the drink!

    But...I’ve come up for air and wanted to let you know I’m still reading you!

    As to Summer Romance - this year I’m not in the romantic mood - Bah Humbug!
    BUT - I will see HJ in Snow Flower - he’s worth crawling across hot coals and braving the killer bees - right? Right! (life in the jungle, you know!)

    And...I like the pics of all the “old” boys on the side bar - nice to see some of the living legends still holding their own - I loved CP with JA in Sound of Music! The hills surely were alive in those good old days!

    So that means I’ll venture out and brave the lions and tigers and see CP in Beginners...and then it’s Bah Humbug on romance!

    I hope you are keeping well and as always finding all the juicy tidbits on the who’s-who which keeps me coming back time and time again!

    Smiles and Happy Thoughts coming your way for a wonderful weekend.

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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  7. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't watch romantic movies in the cinema... but since I intend to get an Unlimited movie pass.... I'll probably expand my horizons somewhat, hehe. Thanks for the list, Dez :D

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  8. I love some of these movies. I'm not really into sappy movies but I like Jenna from the Office and I also like Ewan. Might see those two.

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  9. Nice and thorough list, Dezz! Romance movies are not my preferred genre, as I feel they are overtly derivative. But you've highlighted a variety of entries. I imagine I'm going to get dragged into at least one of these at the cinema.

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  10. @Debra
    BEGINNERS does sound like a very unique and super charming film with very optimistic and heartwarming message!

    @Andrew
    I've never heard of her before, but I know some people like some show she acts in?

    @Jenny
    hey, darling, always nice when you drop by for some tea and cake :)
    You are right, no mythical beast, natural disasters or human threats can stop us from watching something with Hugh Jackman :)
    And BEGINNERS is also a very special and charming film we MUST see!

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  11. @JAmie
    yep, you are right, I don't watch romantic films in cinema either, but at home, they require a more intimate and cozy setting.

    @Clarissa
    yep, the Ewan McGregor film is a MUST see! Even in Mexico :P

    @Matty
    I reckon you should take some unsuspecting girl to FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS. I guarantee a nice time for both of you :PP

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  12. Ooh I cannot wait for the Justin/Mila movie. It looks hilarious and very naughty. And I really, really want to see Beginners. I love Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. I also have to see Snowflower and the Secret Fan. My sister and I are both in love with the novel.

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  13. Those are three great films to look forward to this summer in the sea of superhero flick and robotic monsters :)

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  14. Sorry for being absent so long.

    I've been waiting for "beginners", can't wait till it's out in Germany.
    This guide is really good. I'm really excited about Anne Hathaway and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" now. Awesome list.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  15. Here's a few films to miss ;-)

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  16. @Nahno
    BEGINNERS should be very nice!
    Glad you liked the list

    @Ronan
    ah, don't be a Gargamel, no one died from a bit of romance ;P

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