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(C+) Casanova

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Mistake number one may be the title. There may be times in history when it is possible to have an appealing lead character whose primary interest in life is women, but this doesn't seem to be it. ...

(C) Catch and Release

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
For the first time, screenwriter Susannah Grant not only writes but directs with this messy romantic weepie about a woman whose fiance is killed just before the wedding.

Grant is known for ...

(B+) Charlie St. Cloud

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Zac Efron makes an affecting and credible dramatic lead in "Charlie St. Cloud," the movie Nicholas Sparks wishes he could write, based on the » Read Review

(B+) City of Angels

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The German film "Wings of Desire", Wim Wenders' dreamlike meditation on the angels among us, has been Hollywoodized into a dreamlike but glossy romance between an angel named Seth (Nicolas Cage) an...

(C) Confessions of a Shopaholic

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Even the endlessly talented and infinitely adorable Isla Fisher cannot overcome the script problems in this unfrothy romantic comedy about a writer who just can't stop shopping. As hard as they tr...

(A+) The Court Jester

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
“Life could not better be” than the pure cinematic joy of this movie from the first frame to the last.  Danny Kaye has his best role as Hawkins, a follower of the Black Fox, a Robin Hood- styl...

(B+) Crazy Heart

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Jeff Bridges does not portray Bad Blake, a broken-down, once-successful country singer; he inhabits the role, showing us not just what is happening to the man on screen but everything, every succes...

(D) Crazy, Stupid, Love

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This painful comedy about the agonies of love has some deftly observed moments and strong performances but its essential tawdriness overwhelms its efforts to be cuddly and life-affirming. Everyo...

(B+) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Brad Pitt is a very fine actor (see "Twelve Monkeys" and "True Romance") but in this epic fantasy his diligent and thoughtful performance contributes less to the film than his appearance, about two...



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