Are you in for a little romance this weekend but not quite sure what to watch? Fear not, here are a few of the best romantic movies of 2012. Just cuddle up on the couch with a tub of ice cream or even better, spread out a picnic blanket in your garden and cuddle up with a box of popcorn. Only when the weather permits it, of course.
The Lucky One
The American Marine, Logan, portrayed by Zac Efron finds a photograph of a young woman during his mission in Iraq. He keeps the photograph with him during his employment in the war stricken country and considers the photograph his lucky charm. When he returns to America, after the war, he descends on a journey to find the lady in the picture. The movie is based on a novel by Nicolas Sparks, the same author who wrote The Notebook and Dear John and is therefore one to watch even if you’re not an Efron fan.
June (Samaire Armstrong) leads a quiet life in the suburbs of San Francisco. When she meets the exciting Juan Diego she re-discovers her life and finds the courage to changes it. She has lived alongside her father who physically abuses her. Through the unconditional love of Juan she finally learns how to stand up for herself and she breaks free from a life that has been constraining her. Around June is a delicious romantic comedy that will warm your heart.
The Five Year Engagement
The perfect combination of Emily Blunt and Jason Segel as an engaged couple make this movie. You will laugh, cry and fall in love with the characters. The five year engagement is an enjoyable movie filled with recognisable and mostly hilarious events.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
This terrific movie is a romantic comedy about five different couples who are expecting a baby. Throughout the story you follow the trials and tribulations of the cast who are funny and endearing. Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez will surly make you laugh until you cry.
De Rouille et d'os
The movie is set in the beautiful Cote d’Azur and is full of action, drama and romance. The two lives of people who couldn’t be any more different from each other come together in an absurd yet very believable way. The film is the master piece of Jacques Audrillard and has been rightfully nominated for several award ceremonies.
Paige (Rachel McAdams) suffers from memory loss after a serious accident. She hardly remembers her past and the love of her life Leo (Channing Tatum). Leo is trying everything to trigger Paige’s memory. But when Paige’s ex-boyfriend turns up his struggle gets even harder.