Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Romance at the Movies . . . DID You Forget to Buy Her a Dozen Red Roses? Were Her Favourite Chocolates Sold out? Don't Despair . . . Any of These 10 Romantic Movies Will Soothe Ruffled Feathers and Set the Mood for the Evening. (Mind You, Even One Red Rose and Just a Few Chocolates Will Help, Too.)

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Romance at the Movies . . . DID You Forget to Buy Her a Dozen Red Roses? Were Her Favourite Chocolates Sold out? Don't Despair . . . Any of These 10 Romantic Movies Will Soothe Ruffled Feathers and Set the Mood for the Evening. (Mind You, Even One Red Rose and Just a Few Chocolates Will Help, Too.)

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Amelie

A WHIMSICAL French language film, Amelie recalls the deftly crafted comic book worlds of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's previous movies Delicatessen and The City Of Lost Children. This time, he employs a lighter, more romantic touch. Amelie determines to bring happiness to those around her by performing anonymous good deeds, but is unable to find love herself. Audrey Tautou is outstanding in the title role, as is Matthieu Kassovitz, as her eventual love interest Nino. Do not be put off by the subtitles, Amelie is one of the most wonderful films imaginable, and is sure to put a smile on your face, and a spring in your step.

Breakfast At Tiffanys

BASED on Truman Capote's novel, Audrey Hepburn's iconic performance as Holly Golightly earned her an Oscar nomination for Breakfast At Tiffanys. Holly is busy charming her way to gifts from wealthy admirers when she meets writer Paul Varjak (a young, handsome George Peppard). They click immediately, but both of them are financially 'kept' by other people. The two leads both exude charisma in this film which is light on plot, but full of nuance. The glimpses of the real Holly and Paul, visible when their facades momentarily slip, are what gives this film its romantic heart.

Il Postino

ANOTHER subtitled film, this time Italian, Il Postino (The Postman) is a joy. A famous Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret), is exiled on a small Italian island, where a local fisherman, Mario (Massimo Troisi), hand delivers his mail. Pablo befriends Mario, and imparts a new found appreciation of poetry, which Mario puts to good use wooing Beatrice, the beautiful waitress from the local cafe.

A Matter Of Life And Death

POWELL and Pressburger's 1946 propaganda film stands the test of time thanks to its universal theme of love. David Niven plays a suave British WWII pilot who's about to crash land in his damaged plane, but spends his last few moments chatting over the radio to an American RAF girl (Kim Hunter). He survives the crash and falls in love with the girl behind the voice. Unfortunately, there's been a celestial mix up, and heaven want him back. …

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