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Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Sunday Kind of Love

An important part of carrying on a successful romance is knowing what you want - I give credit to the Millionaire Match Maker Maven (Bravo,Tuesdays 9pm), Patti Stanger, for her rules when allowing entrance to the club. Are the potentials serial dating or looking for love? It's vital to know what you want.....Etta James sang it clearly (Lyrics by Louis Prima et al) .......
I want a Sunday kind of love
A love to last past Saturday night
And I’d like to know it’s more than love at first sight
And I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh yea yea
"The Notebook" ( 2004) - A lovely twist on the tragic love drama- with wonderful casting of James Garner and Gena Rowlands - a simple and sappy story - very well done - covering a life time of romance. 

"Love Actually"(2003) - Something works really well about this ensemble comedy- the characters are fleshed out, the moments captured are not wasted space fillers - nicely done.

"Robin & Marian" (1976) - Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn carry off a romance that proves some gray hair doesn't end your love life.

"The Philadelphia Story" (1940) - Two immature people get married, get divorced, don't grow up much and fall back in love. While I usually abhor this romcom formula - it works so well in the hands of Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn - Partly because the female character is equally as immature and emotional has the male character. All of the characters of this story (based on the play by Philip Barry) are a little off kilter and the premise works through its faults by having such great dialogue.