Friday, 14 February 2014

What I've Been Watching: On Valentine's Day


I've seen a lot of Valentine's Day posts in the past couple of days but since I'm planning on spending my day in my pyjamas whilst eating my own body weight in junk food and ice cream, I felt like many of them didn't really apply to a singleton like myself. So if like me you're not too fussed about Valentine's Day or you're spending it on your own or having a movie marathon with your fellow single friends, then these are the movies I recommend you give a watch today, if you aren't already.



Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone
Crazy, Stupid, Love isn't just your average rom-com. The first time I watched this I was genuinely surprised at some points, now this is always a big plus for me when it comes to a romantic comedy. If that doesn't sell it to you then all I need to say is Ryan Gosling gets his top off and it's a glorious sight! I often always imagine myself in Emma Stone's shoes when it comes to the Dirty Dancing lift scene. What more could you want on Valentine's Day?

Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott
Matthew Goode just looks so good in this movie hehe. Leap Year is a fun and frivolous romp through Ireland and is also the perfect movie to watch before or after my next choice, especially if you are a fan of Irish accents or actors attempting to do an Irish accent. Adam Scott also appears in this as Amy Adams' boyfriend and considering his Parks & Recreation character Ben Wyatt is basically my dream man, this is just another reason to give this movie a watch.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Harry Connick Jr.
If you want to let it all out and have a good cry this Valentine's Day then P.S I Love You is the way to go. I don't think I've watched this once without crying at least a couple of times. 


Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand
If you are in the mood to laugh this Valentine's Day then I definitely recommend the next three movies. Forgetting Sarah Marshall has to be one of my favourite movies of all time. I've been in love with Jason Segel for quite some time (hello Nick Andopolis from Freaks & Geeks) and he's definitely on top form in this movie.

Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Kathryn Hahn
I've seen this movie so many times that I can now practically act it out but that doesn't stop it from being one of my favourites all these years later. Even just thinking about this movie makes me want to belt out Carly Simon's You're So Vain at the top of my lungs hehe.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor
This movie is all about the 80's references for me. It has everything you could ever want from a movie set in 1980's; the hairstyles, the music, the fashion, and of course, Billy Idol. I have so much love for this movie, it's one that I come back to again and again when I need cheering up.


The Wedding Date (2005)
Starring: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams
The Wedding Date may not be as well known as some of the other movies on this list but I'm glad I discovered it all those years ago. The premise of this movie does sound a little sketchy, Debra Messing hires Dermot Mulroney as a male escort to accompany her to her little sister's wedding, but stick with it.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen
While couples are whisking each other off to Paris for Valentine's Day, singletons like myself can get a feel for the romanticism and beauty of Paris from this gem of a movie. The opening scenes in particular just make me want to pack my bags and get on a plane bound for Paris.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands
Basically I couldn't do this list without including The Notebook. It goes without saying that this is the one rom-com you just need to see, at least once or hundreds of times if you are me. I'll try not to spoil it for you in case you haven't seen it but this movie is the reason I'm so in love/obsessed with Ryan Gosling.

So these are just a few of my favourite rom-coms, ones that I feel are Valentine's Day appropriate. Whatever you are up to this Valentine's Day, I hope you have a lovely day.

Have you seen any of these movies? What are your favourite romantic comedies? Do you have any recommendations?

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  1. I love all of these films! Especially The Notebook, The Wedding Date, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Leap Year and Crazy, Stupid, Love! ... I tried narrowing it down and I couldn't- sorry! I love a good rom com x
    thegirlsnextdooruk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehe! They are all so good aren't they? :)

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  2. Ah I love this post, I mean who doesn't love a good ol' romantic comedy? I still can't believed that I haven't seen the notebook aka the ultimate romcom!

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    1. Thanks Mollie! :) Really glad you like it.
      You definitely need to get it watched soon! Trust me, you will not regret it. Hehe.

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  3. Crazy Stupid Love is my all time favourite film!! And my mum watched The Notebook for the first time the other day - I had to send my dad downstairs to make her feel better at the end, bless her!
    Thanks for sharing, I'm a really big rom-com lover, and haven't seen some of these! I'll favourite this page for a rainy day :)
    amyalaska
    xx

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    1. The Notebook is so sad at the end. I think I cry every time I watch the final few scenes! Hehe. :)
      I hope you enjoy watching some of the movies you haven't seen yet!

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  4. I still haven't seen ps. I love you! Have to watch it. Probably make me cry though!
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

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    1. Oh you definitely need to see it! :) I'm an emotional wreck by the end of it every single time hehe.

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  5. Ahh you can't beat a bit of Ps. I love you. Although I'm a mess every time I watch it, it's still a firm favourite, and always will be in my eyes!
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  6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall is so funny and I'm not usually a fan of rom coms! I also like the Notebook but my favourite rom com has got to be ABout Time definitely one of my favourite ever movies!
    xxx

    Salted Roses // Fashion & Beauty

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    1. I've got About Time and I'm really looking forward to watching it! :) I think I might watch it tonight since I've heard such amazing reviews!

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  7. I think I've seen all these films, so so good! x
    the-finestthings.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I really like Valentine's Day movie, perfect way to put me in the V Day mood. :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  9. I think I'm the only girl out there who doesn't see the appeal of Ryan Gosling. I must be missing the Gosling chromosome.

    Raise The Waves

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    1. What??!! Hehe. Only kidding Mel. I know a few people who don't like him at all nonetheless in the obsessive way I do! Haha ;)

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  10. Love p.s. i love you (':


    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. PS I Love You makes me die everytime, such a sad but beautiful film!

    rosecharli.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. yes yes yes! Excellent picks here! So many great films!

    your blog is gorgeous! Thanks for following me and I'm definitely following you now too!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    x

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  13. Yes! Someone else who likes Leap Year as much as I do haha! I did a movie post kinda like this one last month - they are just SO many good rom-coms hey?! Just so good. :)
    One of the classic's I haven't seen though... The Notebook!! I know, I know, terrible right? :o One day! I'll watch it!! ;)

    Cachoo Joo

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    1. Hehe. You definitely need to get round to watching The Notebook! :) If you love Leap Year then you'll love The Notebook I think.

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  14. Yes so glad someone loves leap year this is my favourite film ever! I could watch this at any time of the day always makes me laugh!

    Jess x
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so good! Glad to find someone else who loves it as much as I do! :)

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  15. Crazy, Stupid, Love is probably my all-time favourite movie. The scene when Emma goes back to Ryan Gosling's house, and the scene in the garden with the fight both crack me up, every single time. x

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    1. It is so good!! I love both of those scenes! :) It's amazingly funny and lovely the whole way through!

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  16. How to lose a guy in 10 days is my ultimate favourite film! I love the part where they go away to his parents house and you can see them falling in love and its so romantic!!

    Jess x
    justjess642.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww that bit is so cute! And she is the first girl he has ever taken home to meet his family! :) Love it!!

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  17. PS I love you makes me cry so much, I absolutely love it! <3
    www.shemightbeloved.com xx

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    1. I'm always such an emotional wreck every single time I watch it even though I've seen it so many times! Hehe :)

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