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(C) Safe Haven

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Paul Torday's satiric novel of politics, money, love, and fishing has been brought to the screen with Ewan McGregor as a government fisheries expert and Emily Blunt as an aide to a Yemeni sheik who...

(B+) The Science of Sleep

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal of The Motorcycle Diaries) lives across the hall from Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg), though for some reason he goes to elaborate lengths to have her think he lives o...

(B+) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Director Edgar Wright's latest movie is based on the popular series of graphic novels about » Read Review

(A+) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: Handsome backwoodsman Adam Pontabee (Howard Keel) strides into town, singing "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" to his future wife "whoever she may be." He has given himself one day to find a wife t...

(C) Seven Pounds

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The way you feel about "Seven Pounds" will depend on the way you feel about the choice made by the main character at the end of the film. Some may consider it admirable and selfless but for me the...

(B+) Sex and the City

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
No spoiler alert is required before disclosing that the very appropriate and deeply satisfying fade-out at the end of this film has its four heroines happily going off into the metaphorical sunset....

(B+) Shanghai Calling

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
"Shanghai Calling" is a fish out of water story filled with charm. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKjBRWh5RdE[/youtube] Kore...

(D) She's All That

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Get ready. The success of movies like "Scream" has led to an upcoming avalanche of movies transplanting every possible movie plot into high school. This one takes "Pygmalion" with a few touches fro...

(C) She's Out of My League

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
"She's Out of My League" recognizes that raunchiness is easy, but sweetness is the challenge. Making both parts of the equation work is something of a struggle but this movie comes closer than man...

(B+) She's the Man

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
It worked for Shakespeare, so why not for Amanda Bynes?

Shakespeare had female characters pretending to be male because they were all played by men anyway. While his prodigious heart and b...

(B) Sherlock Holmes

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Perhaps even the great detective himself could not solve the mystery of why Sherlock Holmes holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for having been portrayed on screen than any other fiction...

(B) A Single Man

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Designer Tom Ford has exquisite taste, and his first movie is an exquisite movie. Based on a story by Christopher Isherwood, as adapted by Ford, it is the story of one day in the life of a British...

(A) Sleeping Beauty

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Disney's gorgeous "Sleeping Beauty" is out in a magnificent new Diamond edition this week. This classic should be in the library of every family and every animation fan. The King and Queen happi...

(B+) Slumdog Millionaire

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Like its title character, this film has had highly improbable success, ending up with the Best Picture Oscar for 2008. The title character is Jamal (Dev Patel) a "slumdog" orphan child who grew up...

(B-) Smart People

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
A burned-out literature professor named Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) has written an "unpublishable" book called The Price of Postmodernism: Epistemology, Hermeneutics and the Literary Can...

(B) Something New

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
They are so afraid we won't get the point that this movie has our heroine literally letting down her hair, literally putting some color into her beige world, and -- in case we still don't get it --...

(B) Sparkle

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(A-) Splendor in the Grass

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
In this classic of repressed teenage sexuality, set in the 1920s, Bud (Warren Beatty) and Deanie (Natalie Wood) are high school students who are newly in love and breathless with desire, physical a...

(B+) Stardust

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
This is an enchanting story that lives up to the promise of a "once upon a time beginning," filled with romance, adventure, magic, and wit. It has witch sisters who need to find a fallen star to m...

(B) Step Up

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
A ballet dancer needs a partner for the biggest show of the year. She sees a boy working off his community service time at her school showing some of his dance moves off to a friend. Could he do? W...

(B+) Stranger Than Fiction

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Who among us has not leaned into the bathroom mirror as we brushed our teeth, thinking about what a narrator might be saying about us if we were in a story? "Our hero prepared for battle as though...

(B-) Sydney White

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
This updated fairy tale has some clever riffs on “Snow White” but never makes use of the considerable talents of its star, Amanda Bynes. sydney.jpg » Read Review



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