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Movie Review

Top picks for the Valentine's week

Tawsif Saleheen

(The following article does not necessarily incorporate the author's preference. He was forced, coerced and at times physically threatened to include some of these titles.)

Love Actually
Writer-director Richard Curtis counts down the five weeks before Christmas, in this delightful romantic comedy. Among a wide array of meet-cute couples, the movie intertwines so many characters that their flirtations last the entire feature. Whenever it gets to be too much he cuts to Bill Nighy, a washed-up 70s rock star who is cynically pushing his Christmas record to the top of the charts.

Roman Holiday

This classic romantic comedy introduced Audrey Hepburn to audiences as a modern-day princess. Stifled by her royal entourage on a trip to Rome, Hepburn's Princess Ann escapes to explore the Italian city on her own. While incognito, she falls in love with an American newspaperman, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). When Bradley learns of Ann's true identity, he finds himself torn between following his nose for news--and turning her into a big story--or the growing affections of his heart.

My Best Friends Wedding
When Julianne made a deal with her best friend Michael to marry each other if, by the ripe old age of 28, they had not yet found their true love, she never really doubted it would come to pass. But jealousy rears its ugly head when she discovers he is engaged to another woman, and, what's more, that she is perfect for him.

There is something about Mary
There's Something About Mary is a no-holds-barred comedy in which 30-something Ben Stiller locates and courts his high school dream girl (Cameron Diaz), unwittingly enlisting the help of some of her more hilariously psychotic suitors. The movie is riddled with in-your-face gags and unapologetic raunchiness disguised as a riotously funny love story that is actually very sweet. Be amazed at the impeccable casting and stellar performances of the supporting players.

A Walk to Remember
Landon Carter (Shane West) and his friends are the coolest kids in Beaufort, North Carolina. Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) is the opposite--there does not seem to be anything cool about her. When a prank planned by Landon and his friend goes terribly wrong, the principal sentences him to tutoring on the weekends and working on the school play, activities in which Jamie is involved. As the two begin spending time together, Landon finds himself intrigued by this guileless girl who sees beauty in everything and exhibits unwavering faith in people and in the world.

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