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Blue Valentine – Cool Romances and win a poster to celebrate its release


10 January 2011

Blue Valentine is a story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean (Ryan Gosling HALF NELSON) and Cindy (Michelle Williams SHUTTER ISLAND) use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

To celebrate the release of Blue Valentine, in cinemas this Friday, January 14th, which stars the rather good looking pairing of Ryan Gosling and Michelle Wiliams, we’ve picked some of the coolest in romance films…

 

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500 Days of Summer

Joseph Gordon Lovett and Zooey Deschanel star in a story of “boy meets girl, boy falls in love, girl doesn’t”.  When Tom meets summer he falls for her instantly, the only problem is that she doesn’t believe true love exists. After several Smiths songs later the two develop a relationship and Tom falls even harder in love only to discover that the relationship isn’t what he thinks it is and has to deal with the worst pain all of all, heartbreak. The film is considered to be one of the coolest romantic comedies made and has one of the coolest soundtracks to accompany it.

True Romance

One of Quentin Tarrantino’s finest moments, True Romance shows that some people will really do anything for the one they love. It tells the story of Clarence who meets call girl Alabama on the night of his birthday, Clarence soon discovers that Alabama has quite a past and that seems to follow them wherever they go. Featuring an incredible cast including Christian Slater, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken and appearances by the likes of Val Kilmer, Samuel L Jackson it remains one of the most quotable films of its era.

Juno

Another film with a great soundtrack and some impressive performances from young actors, Juno is a love story and coming of age tale that deals with the idea of teenage pregnancy. Juno (Ellen Paige) becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up to a couple who can’t have children. Juno soon learns a lot about love from the couple which leads her to realize she has fallen for the real father of the child, her friend Paulie (Michael Cera).

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Starring Jim Carrey, in one his more serious roles, and Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. When Clementine decides to have her memories of boyfriend Joel erased he’s heartbroken so decides to do the same, only to realize that he’s still in love with her and it may be too late to change what’s happened.

Crazy/Beautiful

In a Romeo and Juliet story of sorts, Crazy Beautiful is a story of two people from very different worlds falling for each other. Kirsten Dunst plays a troubled girl from a very affluent background and Jay Hernandez plays a Latino boy from a very poor neighborhood. The two fall madly in love but both have very different lives and ambition but their affair soon leads to destruction for both sides of the family.


BLUE VALENTINE IS RELEASED ON JANUARY 14