Ghost of Girlfriends Past
Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone and Michael Douglas
A serial play boy is haunted by all the girls he has loved and lost. But he soon realizes that his childhood sweetheart is the “one that got away“.
Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter
A successful business man (Elba) with a beautiful wife (Knowles) becomes the target of a female stalker (Larter). How can you not compare this movie to Fatal Attraction? But this time the wife is played by Beyonce’, who doesn’t like it when someone messes with her man.
Management – May 15
Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson
Jennifer Aniston is Sue Claussen, traveling saleswoman has a short fling with a motel manager play by Steve Zahn. But she soon realized she can’t get rid of him so easily when he chases her across the country.
My Life in Ruins – June 5
Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss and Rachel Dratch
Georgia, a travel guide played by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) takes a group of tourists to see the wonders of Greece and rediscovers herself and find romance with the most unlikely person.
Away We Go [limited release]
John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney (Full Cast)
Sam Mendes directs The Office’s John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph from Saturday Night Live in this movie about a quirkey couple, expecting their first child who take a road trip around the U.S. to find a perfect place to start their family.
The Proposal– June 19
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds
Its hard to imagine sweet Sandra Bullock as the ‘Boss from Hell’. But in The Proposal she plays a high powered publishing executive who makes her Administrative Assistant’s (Ryan Reynolds) life miserable.
The romantic comedy begins when she ‘asks‘, (actually blackmails) him to marrying her to fix her problems with the immigration department and they spend the weekend with his family in Alaska. Yes, this is a little like Green Card.
Whatever Works – June 19
Evan Rachel Wood, Larry David
Woody Allen directs Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood in this story about an eccentric older man who falls in love with a much younger woman. This sounds like a biography.
My Sister’s Keeper – June 26
Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin
Anna Fitzgerald (Breslin) looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents (Diaz and Patric) who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate (Vassilieva) remain alive.
Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend and Kathy Bates
A romantic drama set in 1920s Paris, where the son of a courtesan (Friend) retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman (Pfeiffer) who educated him in the ways of love.
Public Enemies – July 1
Set in the 1930’s, Johnny Depp is Public Enemy #1, gangster John Dillinger and Christian Bale plays FBI agent Melvin Purvis. Even though this is essentially a gangster movie, I am including it with Chick Flicks because it stars two Hollywood Hunks.
I Hate Valentine’s Day – July 3
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Judah Friedlander
Nia Vardalos take the helm as director in this romantic comedy that reunited her with her My Big Fat Greek Wedding co-star John Corbett. Vardalos plays a florist who tries to convince a restaurant owner (Corbett) to date her without making a committment.
500 Days of Summer – Limited Release
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Gordon-Leavitt play Tom, a greeting-card writer who falls in love with his new co-worker, Summer on her first day of work.
All Good Things – Limited Release
Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
The heir to a New York real estate fortune falls for a woman from the wrong side of the tracks and becomes embroiled in a missing person investigation.
The Ugly Truth – July 24
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler
Gorgeous Gerard Butler stars with Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, 23 Dresses) in this romantic comedy about a macho morning TV show host makes a bet with his producer that his tips on how to land and keep a guy will work or he’ll quit. You can see where this is going, but it will still be enjoyable to watch the two of them get there. Also see: The Ugly Truth About Dating
Julie & Julia- August 7
Amy Adams and Meryl Streep
The two actresses who were so wonderful in DOUBT, are together again in this movie based on the book by Julie Powell. Adams plays frustrated office worker Julie Powell who tries to add some excitement to her boring life by chronicling her attempt to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year’s time. Nora Ephron directs.
The Time Traveler’s Wife – August 14
Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams
Based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife stars Eric Bana, who was almost unrecognizable as the Romulan Nero in Star Trek.
This romantic drama is about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to unpredictably travel through time. Rachel McAdams plays his wife, an artist who has to deal with his frequent travels through time and its dangerous consequences. I have not read this book, but the movie promises to be the perfect combination of romance and sci-fi.
For a run down on Action & Sci-Fi movies, see “The Girl’s Guide to Summer Action Movies”.