Romantic films are flooding the box office this holiday season. Find out which are our picks!
Money woes got you down? If you're one of the 1.2 million Americans who have lost their job this year (thanks ABC News for that terribly depressing statistic) then chances are tracking your spending down to the very last dime. When you do splurge you want to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck, especially when date night at the movies could end up costing you a good $50 (think popcorn, tickets, soda). To that end, YourTango (with a little help from noted film junkies across the web) has pulled together a list of the 10 most romantic new releases coming out between now and the end of the 2008.
Twilight (November 21)
There's an audible shiver (in the theater) as they first spy the teen vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), his impossibly gorgeous face caked in a mime's pallor, sitting in biology class next to young Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). It rekindles the warmth of great Hollywood romances, where foreplay was the climax and a kiss was never just a kiss. —Time
Australia (November 26)
Nicole Kidman plays Lady Sarah Ashley, an English woman who inheirits land down below that she must protect from interlopers with help from a man known only as the Drover, played by Hugh Jackman. Romance, adventure, and action rumored to be on a scale not seen since Gone With the Wind have Oscar-watchers on high alert. —Premiere.com
Four Christmases (November 26)
Reese and Vince find their annual holiday escape plans foiled when fog grounds their San Francisco flight. When their relatives catch wind that they're still in town, they find themselves forced out of obligation to endure a Christmas get-together with each of their respective divorced parents and wild siblings. —ET Online
The Reader (December 10)
Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes star in The Hours director Stephen Daldry's haunting period romance tracing the complicated love affair between a German teen and a mysterious woman twice his age. —All Movie Guide
The Brothers Bloom (December 19)
Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody play the titular brothers Bloom, a con artist duo out to swindle an intoxicatingly zany heiress (Rachel Weisz). The film employs the quirkiness and anachronistic flourishes one might find in a Wes Anderson flick, but ultimately becomes something uniquely, refreshingly its own: a light-hearted caper, an endearing romance and a hankie-necessitating drama rolled into one. —Moviefone
Seven Pounds (Decemeber 19)
Will Smith stars as a depressed IRS agent looking to make amends for the mistakes of his past by helping seven strangers. The only problem with his plan? He falls in love with Emily (Rosario Dawson) a beautiful woman with a heart condition.
Yes Man (December 19)
Jim Carrey stars as a man who decides to spice up his life by saying yes to everything in his life that he would normally say no to. Zooey Deschanel co-stars as the romantic interest, with Bradley Cooper appearing as Carrey's best friend. —New York Times
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (December 25)
David Fincher's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story stars Brad Pitt as the title character, who is born an old man only to youthen (in the words of the similarly age-reversing Merlin in Camelot) throughout his life until he becomes a stud capable of wooing Cate Blanchett. —Entertainment Weekly
Marley and Me (December 25)
Based on the New York Times' bestseller, this appropriate-for-all-ages dramedy follows one couple (Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson) and their energetic pup, Marley, as they navigate through life's challenges and changes. —Moviefone
Revolutionary Road (December 26)
Directed by Sam Mendes, the movie has the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (Mr. Mendes’s wife) reunited for the first time since Titanic. Now they are the miserably married Frank and April Wheeler, with Kathy Bates as the relentlessly chipper real-estate broker who sold them the house on the suburban street of the title. —New York Times