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(C) Made of Honor

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"Made of Honor" has gloss and bounce and some of the core elements of a mainstream chick flick/date movie. Sexiest Man Alive runner-up in lead role? Yep, Dr. McDreamy himself. I've been a Patric...

(B+) Madea's Family Reunion

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
As the Borg say on "Star Trek," "Resistance is futile." Don't even try to get in the way of Madea, that pistol-packing, Bible-thumping, larger than life powerhouse and force for good creation of T...

(B-) Magic in the Moonlight

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) Magic Mike

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
You might expect a movie about strippers to be either a glossy Hollywood fantasy or a gritty, sour, documentary.  The surprise of "Magic Mike" is that it avoids both extremes with an appealing nat...

(B+) Major Barbara

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Plot: Major Barbara (Wendy Hiller) is a member of a mission devoted to saving souls, and she promotes temperance, non-violence, and socialism. Adolphus Cusins (Rex Harrison), a classics professor,...

(B+) Mamma Mia!

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) Mao's Last Dancer

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: High School
Director Bruce Beresford, best known for "Driving Miss Daisy," returns to the themes of cross-cultural connections in this film based on the memoir of Chinese ballet star Li Cunxin. Li (Chinese ...

(C) Match Point

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
In Stardust Memories, Woody Allen's character refers to his mother's cooking as putting food through the "deflavorizing machine." His latest movie feels as though he has taken his complex and powe...

(A) Meet Me in St. Louis

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: All Ages
This episodic story of the Smith family in the St. Louis of 1903 is based on the memoirs of Sally Benson.  Its pleasures are in the period detail, the glorious songs (including standards "The Trol...

(B+) A Midsummer Night's Dream

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Four couples sort out their romantic entanglements in Shakespeare's most magical love story. Hermia and Lysander love each other, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. Demetrius loves Hermia...

(B+) Mirror Mirror

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar has found a story worthy of his ravishing visuals and the result is an enchanting update of the classic fairy tale of Snow White. [bcvideo vid='1534799835001' pid...

(B+) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
miss%20pettigrew.jpgA delicious retro romp about a f...

(B) Monte Carlo

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
It's the Princess and the Pauper with Disney star Selena Gomez and two Gossip Girls in a story about a Texas waitress who takes the place of a selfish heiress in the glamorous title city. There's ...

(B+) Morning Glory

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School

We love those disheveled but indomitable women of the television world, from Holly Hunter in "Broadcast News" to Mary Tyler Moore in her iconic 1970's television series, Tina Fey in "30 Rock," a...

(B+) Music & Lyrics

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Comedy that is actually funny plus romance that is actually sweet equals a sunny little valentine to brighten the winter doldrums. And -- I can't help saying it -- Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore go...

(A+) The Music Man

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: "Professor" Harold Hill (Robert Preston) is a con man posing as a salesman of band instruments and uniforms. He happens upon River City, a small town in Iowa. As the citizens explain in song,...

(C) My Life in Ruins

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Everything that made the adorable "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" so winning is missing from this tired and formulaic sitcom of a movie about an American tour guide in Greece. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding...

(B) My Week with Marilyn

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
"Her skin does not reject the light." That was impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir's answer when asked why he used one favorite model so many times.  And it describes the luminous beaut...



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