Letters to Juliet
Release Date: May 2010
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal and Christopher Egan
Plot: An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" --one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter (imdb.com).
Release Date: January 2010
Starring: Amy Adams and Matthew Goode
Plot: A woman (Adams) who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged (imdb.com). Ireland + Amy Adams + Romantic Comedy = my perfect movie! Enough said. :-)
Release Date: December 2009
Starring: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin
Plot: A romantic comedy in which two men vie for the affection of a woman (imdb.com).
I love awe-inspiring movies based on true stories and Morgan Freeman is by far my favorite actor. I cannot imagine this movie being anything but magnificent; the preview alone gives me chills!
I rarely find fault with Meryl Streep, especially in a comedic role, so I have high hopes for this movie! Add in Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, and I expect to have a happy side ache from too much laughter!
Release Date: December 2009
Starring: Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman
Plot: The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match (imdb.com).
Release Date: February 2010
Starring: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried
Plot: A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave (imdb.com FYI- this plot summary contains movie spoilers). I must confess that I have not read this book and do not intend to. Due to Nicholas Sparks always killing off a beloved character, I've sworn off his books for the most part. Nonetheless, this movie looks to contain all of the Nicholas Sparks essentials: drama, romance, heart break, a hot guy (yum, Channing Tatum!) and the promise of a few good tears. Plus, another starring role for Amanda Seyfried!
What movies are you all looking forward to seeing? Do you prefer new-idea films or based-on-a-book films? I must confess that I love both!