Fall in love with romantic movies

Julia Greenspan, Public Relations

Whether you’re single or taken this Valentine’s Day, get in the day-of-love spirit by indulging in romantic films. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to cuddle up with your box of chocolates or your significant other and enjoy the show. Whether it be a classic like “Casablanca” or a fun romantic comedy like “Valentine’s day,” every- one loves watching a love story once in a while. Here are just a few different romantic stories to get you in the mood for the holiday of love this year:
The New Release

This Valentine’s Day, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will be dominating the Box Office. Based on the erotic novel published in 2011 by E. L. James, “Fifty Shades” has established a huge fan base. Many students such as Julia Turner ’15 are interested in attending the premiere. “It definitely has more of a romantic storyline to it,” Turner said. “Which might push more people into seeing it because of the holiday.”


The Classic

Classic romantic movies such as “Casablanca” are perfect for the traditional Valentine’s Day date.

English Teacher Anne Fernandez adores this love movie because of it’s versatility.

“It has every kind of romance,” she says. “It has bromances, political romances and real-love romance.” Look no further than “Casablanca” this Valentine’s Day for your fix of true vintage romance.


The Sweet Story

“Never Been Kissed” stars Drew Barrymore as the awkward young journalist, Josie, who has never been in love. She goes undercover as a high school student to report for a story and coincidentally falls in love with one of the teachers.

“It’s a sweet and funny story,” Kelly Shamas says.

Watch Josie get a second chance as a high school student and experience her first encounter with love.


The Bittersweet Tale 

“No romance movie can surpass ‘The Notebook,’” Jared Himmel ’16 says.

The famous film, adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ novel, starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, is always a favorite. Gosling plays Noah, who falls in love with Allie (McAdams), after he thinks she is the one who got away.

Be sure to have a box of tissues nearby as you watch these two reunite after years of longing.


The Rom-Com

If Valentine’s Day isn’t really your thing, then the movie “Valentine’s Day” definitely is.

“The cast of actors is hilarious,” Gilli Rozynek ’16 says in regards to Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift and Jessica Beil, whose character throws an anti-Valentine’s Day party.

The characters’ intertwining plot lines make for a light-hearted and hilarious movie about the real meaning of love.