My Movie Suggestions for Valentine’s Day


Dangerous Beauty

A film that is smart, beautiful, and charming- just like the real-life Venetian poetess it’s based on, Veronica Franco (the gorgeous Braveheart gal- Catherine McCormack).  When Veronica is unable to marry her girlhood love Marco Venier (the gorgeous/dark Brit- Rufus Sewell) b/c of social/monetary reasons, she is heartbroken.  Her mother (the gorgeous French/Brit- Jaqueline Bissett) tells her that there is another way to be w/ her man.  Veronica becomes a courtesan… and one of the most educated women of her time!



This film has great music, locations, and dialogue.




It Happened One Night

This is a classic must-see w/Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert- clever and quirky!



[after Ellen stops a car by showing her leg]
Peter: “Why didn’t you take off all your clothes? You could have stopped forty cars.”
Ellie: “Well, ooo, I’ll remember that when we need forty cars.” 




Mississippi Masala

This is a sweet, slow-burn, “boy and girl next door” romance from Mira Nair.  It’s about two family-oriented people (Indian and black) who fall in love in a small Southern town in the early ’90s.  (It’s COOL to see Denzel playing a regular guy!)




The Apartment

An unconventionally GREAT  film w/ Jack Lemmon and Shirley MaClaine.  Who says there are no nice guys in NYC?




When Harry Met Sally

A movie about two NYC pals who fall in love- modern and VERY funny! 

Harry: “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.”

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