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  • Love Story ▶ Yes please
  • Rules ▶ Escapable or can be transformed
  • Funny ▶ Yes please
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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Playwright John Patrick Shanley made his movie directing debut with this defiantly strange, totally under-appreciated, yet completely wonderful romantic comedy. The movie's design is astounding, beginning with a buzzing, miserable office setting and heading quickly toward a multicolored tropical paradise. Tom Hanks stars as Joe, who works a soul-sucking job and learns he is dying of a "brain cloud." He agrees to be the human sacrifice for an island of volcano worshippers, granting them another century of peace; Abe Vigoda playing the island chief is one of my favorite things in the world. Joe's decision is financed by a wealthy industrialist (Lloyd Bridges) who wants mining rights on the island. On the way there, he meets three women, all played by Meg Ryan (arguably her best role), in very different ways. Shanley's visual rhythms match his weird, warm dialogue; he seems to be a natural-born filmmaker. Sadly, in the 25 years since, he has only made one other film, Doubt (which proves my point). The movie was met with confused and indifferent responses, but maybe if they saw it in Hawaii, as I did, they would have loved it as much as I did, and still do. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Funny ▶ Yes please
    • Romantic Love ▶ Happily ever after
    • Comfort Level ▶ Settled, reassured, comforted or resolved
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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

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  • With: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, Ossie Davis
  • Written by: John Patrick Shanley
  • Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 102 minutes
  • Release Date: 03/08/1990
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

The first Hollywood film in decades to incorporate an all-Asian cast, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians spoke to audiences in a big way, and became a huge hit. It's very conventional, but also quite charming, often funny, and lovely to look at, both in the beautiful cast and in the gorgeous, opulent sets and locations. The plot has Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) heading to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) for a wedding; the catch is that she has no idea he's super-rich and will have to deal with his traditional, inflexible family. Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Ken Jeong are among the huge cast. Jon M. Chu directed, from a novel by Kevin Kwan. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Funny ▶ Yes please
    • Romantic Love ▶ Happily ever after
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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  • With: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Nico Santos, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh
  • Written by: Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, based on a novel by Kevin Kwan
  • Directed by: Jon M. Chu
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content and language
  • Running Time: 120 minutes
  • Release Date: 05/14/2018
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Playing It Cool (2015)

Playing It Cool seems to be an attempt to go "meta" on the romantic comedy genre, with a screenwriter and all his writer friends talking about all the genre's shopworn twists and turns as the movie goes along. But the problem is that the movie actually uses the old shopworn twists and turns, straight-faced, without irony. The idea seems to be that true love trumps all screenwriting conventions, but while the chemistry between stars Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan is friendly and easygoing, it hardly seems adoring or burning or passionate. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Funny ▶ Yes please
    • Rules ▶ Escapable or can be transformed
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Playing It Cool (2015)

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  • With: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Ioan Gruffudd, Aubrey Plaza, Martin Starr, Philip Baker Hall, Luke Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Patrick Warburton, Mathew J. Morrison, Ashley Tisdale, Beverly D’Angelo, Shelly Slocum
  • Written by: Chris Shafer, Paul Vicknair
  • Directed by: Justin Reardon
  • MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Release Date: 05/07/2015
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Extra Ordinary (2020)

This broad, silly Irish movie — with a cast of largely unfamiliar faces — doesn't break any new ground, but the characters are nonetheless lovable and hilarious, and it's a delightful distraction. read more...
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Extra Ordinary (2020)

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  • With: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia O'Doherty, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteard Cooper, Emma Coleman, Carrie Crowley
  • Written by: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
  • Directed by: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
  • MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and some horror violence
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Release Date: 03/06/2020
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Ella Enchanted (2004)

Taking cues from Labyrinth, Ever After, A Knight's Tale, and many other films, the incredibly charming Ella Enchanted adds its own spice to become one of the most endearing kids' movies in a long while. I wouldn't even mind watching it more than once, which is the true test. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Funny ▶ Yes please
    • Optimistic ▶ Yes please
    • Sympathetic ▶ I want to know or care about the characters
    • Romantic Love ▶ Happily ever after
    • Comfort Level ▶ Settled, reassured, comforted or resolved
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Ella Enchanted (2004)

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  • With: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Vivica A. Fox, Joanna Lumley, Aidan McArdle, Minnie Driver, Eric Idle, Nora Jane Noone, Parminder Nagra, Jimi Mistry
  • Written by: Laurie Craig, Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Heath, Michele J. Wolff, based on the book by Gail Carson Levine
  • Directed by: Tommy O'Haver
  • MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor and language
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Release Date: 04/08/2004
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