Official synopsis (IMDB):
“Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan) is a highly intelligent doctoral student at Princeton University and is engaged to stuffy Professor James Moreland (Stephen Fry). Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a mechanic and all-around regular guy, falls for Catherine and searches for a way to impress her. Believing that the key to Catherine’s heart is his IQ, Ed passes himself off as a physicist with the help of Catherine’s uncle, who just happens to be Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau).”
Personal opinion: This is a movie you must watch as it is too cute to pass on. Meg Ryan’s acting is brilliant as per usual, no surprise there, but Tim Robins whom I have not seen before in any other movies as far as I can remember is quite great himself. The addition of Walter Matthau and company makes the movie even more worth watching. Seriously, the group of scientists lead by Albert Einstein is the funniest thing ever and they are simply adorable.
If I.Q is too sappy for you then maybe you will enjoy Not Another Happy Ending better.
Official Synopsis (IMDB):
“When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he’s finished. With her newfound success, she’s become too damn happy and she can’t write when she’s happy.The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he’s in love with her.”
Personal opinion: This is definitely not your usual romantic comedy. If you don’t want sappy, but still want some drama, then this is the movie for you. The plot takes place in Scotland and parts of it were filmed in Glasgow, you know how much I love Glasgow. The scenery is quite different from what you are probably used to, but that makes the movie even more interesting and it is quite fitting. I honestly cannot imagine Jane nor her slightly more posh French publisher anywhere else. If the heroine won’t convince you to keep watching, then I am sure her publisher will *wink. He would make for a great Gabriel Emerson…Just saying!
If you are more of a fan of classical love stories then maybe Sabrina is the movie for you.
Official synopsis (IMDB):
“An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.”
Personal opinion: This is one of my favourite movies of all time to be honest. I love the idea of a female changing from an an awkward young woman into a gorgeous more mature woman. In this movie in particular, I always thought the change occurred naturally and it was not done specifically for a men which makes it more enjoyable in my opinion. In addition, seeing a much younger Harrison Ford trying to keep the family together and the way his character changes throughout the movie is not to be missed.
Last, but not least, if you are currently single you might enjoy Did you hear about the Morgans?.
Did you hear about the Morgans? (2009)
“In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.”
Personal opinion: This is by no means a master piece, but it is definitely a movies that will make you feel better if you are upset. No one deserves to be upset on Valentine;s Day – single or otherwise. I promise that this comedy will make you laugh with tears and Hugh Grant with his British accent and slight awkwardness when it comes to women in this movie is not to be missed.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day!