Category Archives: romance

Overboard Trailer

Co-written and directed by Rob Greenberg, Overboard follows Leonardo,  played by Eugenio Derbez, a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family and Kate, played by Anna Faris,  a working-class single mother of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht.

Leonardo unjustly fires Kate and refuses to pay her. He falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work – for the first time in his life.

At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually, he earns the respect of his new family and co-workers. But, with Leonardo’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, makes for a fun and entertaining movie.

Watch the trailer and get a sense of the old Hollywood movies where the audience is in on the gag.

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again Trailer and Clip

Written and directed by Ol Parker, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again brings us Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and  Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill, and Harry.

The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, the newest cast member from Downton Abby, Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is played by Josh Dylan and Young Harry is played by Hugh Skinner.

The below clip is about the production wrapping up and letting us know when the sequel will be in the movie theaters.

This trailer has a special appearance by Cher. Guess who she plays in the story?

Fifty Shades Freed Posters, Trailers, and TV Spot

Watching the 63-second trailer offers pretty much the same flavor as the other franchise movies. Only this time, they are married and she just now learned about his (their) private jet.

No surprises, but another trailer will arrive soon, and I will do my best not to miss its release.

Another poster, I find it appealing because this is what the movie is all about, getting his shirt off and more.

Nice and long TV spot. Enjoy.

The next trailer jumps around a lot and keeps us guessing about the story.  We know one thing. They get married but it’s not all blissful.

 

 

In Search of Fellini Trailer

The voice of Bart Simpson and Emmy nominee Nancy Cartwright co-wrote with Peter Kjenaas the uplifting and romantic movie In Search of Fellini.

The movie follows a mother and daughter relationship in the coming-of-age adventure, Lucy, played by Ksenia Solo, a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of the legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey through Italy to find him. Also starring Maria Bello, who plays her mother, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Home Again Trailer

Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer and produced by her mother Nancy Meyers, Home Again follows Alice Kinney,  played by Reese Witherspoon.  She decides to start her life over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters.

Watch the trailer and you will see it is a cute, funny and romantic movie similar to Hallie’s mother’s movies like Something Gotta Give. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance

With that, during a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband, played by Michael Sheen, shows up, suitcase in hand.  is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.

This is a fun movie to watch with no seriousness – just plain romping.

Stronger Trailer and Clips

Directed by David Gordon Green, Stronger is a true story following Jeff Bauman, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Jeff is a 27-year-old working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin, played by Tatiana Maslany.

Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun.

Watching the trailer, the story unfolds. We see Jeff tackling physical and emotional rehabilitation with Erin and his family. The trailer is filled with raw emotion.  Stronger also stars Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown.

David Gordon Green’s signature movie is Pineapple Express. Quite different from this true story based on 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy.

Forever My Girl Trailer

Written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf and based on the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, Forever My Girl follows country music superstar Liam Page, played by Alex Roe. He left his bride, Josie, played by Jessica Rothe, at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead.

However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised.

When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.

Whether the movie follows the book or not, I don’t know. But, below should give you an idea of the storyline. I am guessing it is content from the book.

“I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. And now I’m going back. After ten years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.”

For some reason, this trailer pulls my heartstrings.  This movie looks like a chick flick who love country music.

My guess is the movie is predictable with a happy ending.

My Cousin Rachel Trailer

Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite authors because I devoured her novel Rebbeca. She is a great storyteller.

Here we have My Cousin Rachel,  based on the novel by the British author, published in 1951.  Like the earlier Rebecca, it is a mystery-romance, set primarily on a large estate in Cornwall.

I can’t recall reading My Cousin Rachel, though I have read a lot of du Maurier’s books.  With such a moving and calculating trailer, I am compelled to download the book on my Kindle and read the novel to see if I can remember if I ever read it.

Directed by Roger Mitchell and starring Rachel Weisz, the movie follows a young Englishman as he plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

This featurette offers an insight into the story.

Baby Driver Trailer and Clips

Directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver follows a talented, young getaway driver, played by Ansel Elgort, whom I adored in The Fault in Our Stars, relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, played by Lily James, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, played by Kevin Spacey, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.

 

Here is another poster, and I like this one better because it shows the cast. The cast is stellar.

This is a fun trailer to watch.

Song to Song Trailer and Film Clips

Directed by Terrence Malick, who brought of The Thin Red Line and Tree of Life, brings his filmmaking style in this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples—struggling songwriters Faye, played by Rooney Mara, and BV, played by Ryan Gosling, and music mogul Cook, played by Michael Fassbender, and the waitress whom he ensnares, played by Natalie Portman, —chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

I am curious how this will play out with Malick’s style of artful and non-sequitur cut ways he uses to tell a deep and meaningful life of his characters.

The Andy Warhol styled poster is pretty cool and does convey a modern twist of Pop Art and its crazy, eschewed pop culture.