So Valentine's Day is around the corner - for some it's a reminder that you are single and no one loves you - yes I'm being blunt (sorry if your one of those people) or your someone that has a loving boyfriend/girlfriend who will fill your day with chocolate, flowers, large cuddly bears and sex!
I am neither ... I'm not alone, but I don't have a boyfriend at the moment. He currently is hundreds of miles away on the other side of the world in a resort teaching snowboarding and skiing to people.
So ... I like probably many others (again, I'm sorry) will be spending Valentine's Day alone - cuddled up in my bed watching upsetting films which make me cry, but not just silent tears - those howling how-could-this-happen tears that have you gripping the pillow and howling like some lost wolf pup.
To mark this 'special' day I have put together some films I watch on or around this date.
I remember hearing about this film but never got a chance to go see it in the cinema so as soon as it came out on DVD I bought it straight away. It's very similar to Love Actually in that the film revolves around different couples and how love brings them together. This film (as you can tell by the title) is based around Valentine's Day and what the couples do on this day. The film wasn't a tear-jerker for me up until the end then I was crying and leaking everywhere (I obviously won't ruin it if you plan to watch it) but you think one thing about someone and it's completely the opposite - but that's all I say.
As I said above - this film and Valentine's Day are very similar - lots of big names in both films - and this film revolves around Christmas and again different couples and how they spend the holidays and how love brings them together - through the good and through the bad times. I really enjoyed the film - I would have said it was a romantic-comedy and it gives you a few laughs which is good.
Beauty & the Beast
An golden-oldie as they would say! I've watched this film for years and still it doesn't disappoint. The story unlike any love story involves a rude prince who refuses a witch shelter on a stormy night so she curses him to be as hideous as he is on the inside as he is on the outside (or the other way round) she basically makes him into a large bear-wolf-dog-man beast. Then Belle spends time with him and well I don't want to ruin it ... I'm sure you'll work it out for yourself. I'm also excited to hear that Disney are making a newer film - similar to Cinderella. So exciting!
50 First Dates
This is one of my favourite Adam Sandler films. Basically he is a playboy and has a different woman every other night. Never marries or settles down and using bizarre and crazy stories to get rid of the woman when he's ready to move on. He goes to an island when his boat breaks down and meets a beautiful girl (but little does he know that each night when she sleeps she forgets the day due to an accident she had a few years back) so every day she repeats the same day over and over again. So he tries multiple ways to win her over in a day ... it's really funny and some of the things he comes up with are great. It's definitely a romantic comedy and I think both boyfriend and girlfriend would enjoy.
I don't think I have ever met a person who hasn't watched or at least heard about the Titanic - obviously we know about the Titanic and its doomed voyage however this film portrays the love of a poor-low class man and a upper class lady. It's a great love story and you are rooting for them straight from the start. Each time I watch it and every time the water is rushing in and Jack is handcuffed to the pipe - I scream at the television for Rose to get the axe and cut the chain so they can escape. One of the greatest love stories of all time I would say.
You can check out more info on Wikipedia (you know for entire plot etc) if you want to.
Images: IMDB, Wikipedia