Monday, July 21, 2008

Quick Recommendations: DVDs

When it is as hot and humid as it has been the last few days, I sometimes feel that it's too much effort just to turn a page. That's when I like to relax with a few DVDs, preferably something light and funny. Here are a few romantic comedies you might have missed the first time around.

Say Anything
The movie that made of generation of young women fall in love with John Cusack, and made an anthem out of “In Your Eyes.” This is a charming, quirky story of first love and all its attendant drama, complete with overbearing parents, high school cliques, and the magic of a first kiss. Still funny and touching after all these years.

Must Love Dogs
If you loved John Cusack in “Say Anything” back in the 80’s, you’ll love him even more as Jake, a hopeless romantic who spends his evenings watching “Doctor Zhivago.” When an internet dating sight matches him up with Sarah (Diane Lane) a divorced pre school teacher, wacky romantic adventures begin. This is a funny, lighthearted look at mid-life dating in the internet age, with a good supporting cast.

Two Weeks Notice
Idealism meets corporate greed and self indulgence when Lucy (Sandra Bullock) goes to work for George (Hugh Grant). This lighthearted romantic comedy features solid performances by Bullock as a neurotic but brilliant attorney working for the fabulously wealthy and self absorbed Grant. This one is fun!

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