Writing Prompt #225: Romantic Movies (Day 24)

Romantic Movies

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A Walk to Remember (2002)

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This is perhaps my favorite Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie adaptation. The movie was released when I was in middle school. I think we even watched it at church. Shane West and Mandy Moore, two of the most recognized actors at the time, were great choices to play Landon and Jamie.

While a “star-crossed lovers” story, it’s very endearing, and brings a sense of nostalgia. The book was set in the 1950s. The movie setting was updated to the 1990s, but the small town feel is definitely apparent.

I haven’t seen this movie in several years, so I may watch it again very soon!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #224: Romantic Movies (Day 23)

Romantic Movies

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The Princess Diaries (2001)

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I fell in love with this movie before it was released in theaters. I can’t remember if I read the book first, written by Meg Cabot, since it was released the year prior.

While not a true romantic comedy, it demonstrates love in other ways. Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis is perfect. And I love Julie Andrews as her grandmother, Clarisse Renaldi, Queen of Genovia. Seeing the differences between Mia’s crush, Josh, and Michael, her best friend’s brother, is fun and entertaining. Mia truly comes of age in this film.

I highly recommend the book series, as well!


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #223: Romantic Movies (Day 22)

Romantic Movies

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Love and Basketball (2000)

The first time I watched this movie, I had to analyze it for a class assignment in college. After completing the assignment, I watched it again over that summer. It’s a fun movie, showing how relationships develop over time with growth and change. I love their chemistry!


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #221: Romantic Movies (Day 20)

Romantic Movies

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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I love this movie, so much. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, I love the modern adaptation!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is positively adorable, and Larisa Oleynik is more “grown-up” after her stint as the main character on Nickelodeon’s The Secret World of Alex Mack.

Then, there’s the polar opposites of Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Swoon! Julia Stiles, as Kat, takes no prisoners and I love it. I love how the four of them are intertwined almost from the start. And Larry Miller as Kat and Bianca’s overprotective father is funny, yet also relatable!

I’ll probably watch this movie again this weekend. It’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure movie for me now.


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #220: Romantic Movies (Day 19)

Romantic Movies

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

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We had this on VHS! I remember being scared by a few of the scenes the first couple of times I watched it. Now, I want to watch it again. It’s been years!

I love the historical fiction take on this Cinderella-inspired story. I remember being fascinated by France and French history after watching this. Drew Barrymore is beautiful!


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #219: Romantic Movies (Day 18)

Romantic Movies

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The Wedding Singer (1998)

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I LOVE this movie!!

In my opinion, this is one of the best 1980s-period movies. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are adorable. And I heard the name “Julia Gulia” for YEARS before I saw this movie in full.

In a way, this movie is still relevant today. There are people who fall in love with others who have certain images or ideals of them, like Linda did with Robbie. However, Robbie finally comes to his senses and recognizes what a good thing, and a good person, Julia is. And that’s part of what makes this movie so endearing.

Glenn’s character reminded me of my ex, John, in a really creepy way. I’m glad Julia finally saw the light, but her character reminded me of me when I was in school. It was weird!

This movie is easily in my top 10 films now. I’ve only seen it twice, but I plan to watch it more frequently. Like other films, a big selling point for me is the soundtrack. I also love how Billy Idol is involved!


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #218: Romantic Movies (Day 17)

Romantic Movies

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Fools Rush In (1997)

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About a year ago, Al and I were looking for something to watch on streaming during a weekend. He asked if I’d ever seen Fools Rush In. The blank look I gave him said it all, and he couldn’t believe it.

This movie is now in my top 20 favorite movies. It’s very much of the time period – Matthew Perry was in the limelight because of Friends, and Salma Hayek’s star was rising, having been a telenovela star and then in a few feature films at this point.

Although insta-love doesn’t always work, this movie is an exception. Their characters are instantly attracted to each other. And, in a city like Las Vegas, nothing is surprising.

One of the best things about this movie is the soundtrack. So many good songs! I mean, Elvis! Also, Dean Martin, Wayne Newton, Enrique Iglesias, and Gloria Estefan!

The story itself is very sweet, and I enjoyed their chemistry. I want to watch it again!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂