Films in Focus: Staff Picks for Valentine’s Day

Staff Picks for Valentine’s Day: Since Valentine’s Day is this week, I thought it would be fun to ask the staff of the Delafield Library what is their favorite romantic movie. It could be a romantic comedy, a romantic drama, or even a mix of the two. Here’s the results:

50 First Dates (Kelsey)

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

 

Beauty and the Beast (Amanda)

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

 

Dirty Dancing (Jen)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

 

French Kiss (Diane B.)

A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

 

The Holiday (Katy)

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

 

The Notebook (Diane M.)

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

 

Overboard (Susan)

A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they’re husband and wife.

 

Penelope (Melissa)

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with “one who will accept her as one of their own.”

 

Pretty Woman (Jayne)

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets… only to fall in love.

 

Pride and Prejudice (Emily)

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

 

The Princess Bride (Rebecca)

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

 

Sliding Doors (Elizabeth)

A London woman’s love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

 

What’s Your Number (Cass)

A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

 

When Harry Met Sally… (Stephanie)

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

 

You’ve Got Mail (Jane)

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

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