Ain’t Love Grand?
The 14th of February is here again, and lovers all over the world will be clinking champagne glasses, sniffing roses, opening gaudy boxes of chocolates and watching their favourite romantic movies.
Eerphhh… I think i just threw up a little in my mouth.
If, however, you believe that (to paraphrase Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol)
“Valentine’s Day is a poor excuse every 14th of February to pick a man’s pockets.”
You may enjoy an astringent to the likes of Pretty Woman, The Notebook, Ghost, Sleepless in Seattle, An Affair to Remember and (gulp) Love Story.
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry“
Here we go -- whilst trying to avoid the too obvious (War of the Roses, Closer etc):
Carnal Knowledge (1971):
Basic Instinct (1992):
The Cook, The Thief , His Wife & Her Lover (1989):
The Ice Storm (1997):
Gone Girl (2014):
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966):
Double Indemnity (1944):
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998):
Who said romance was dead? Which movies are your go-to when you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone?