Directed by Anne Fletcher, this 2008 romantic comedy will definitely cheer you up no matter how tensed you might be. Starring Katherine Heigl as Jane and James Marsden as Kevin, the plot revolves around Jane who dreams of walking down the aisle for once as a bride and not the bridesmaid, having done the latter 27 times already. In love with her boss but unable to express her feelings, Jane soon loses her chance at him to her flirtatious sister. He must make a decision of either keeping his job or confessing his love to the girl he wishes to marry.
Bride and Prejudice
Based on the famous classic Pride and Prejudice, but with a little juice of its own, Bride and Prejudice is an Indian-American love story, starring the beauty queen of Bollywood Ashwariya Rai as Lalita and the hunk Martin Anderson as William Darcy. The rich and haughty William Darcy fell in love with Lalita, while opposing the reunion of his friend with Lalita’s sister due to class difference.
Illustrating the perception of mother-in-laws as vicious beings, the movie’s title itself depicts humor. Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) is a woman in pursuit of the perfect man meets Kevin and knows she has found ‘the one’. Unfortunately his mother, a retired TV anchor turns out to be a possessive psychopath regarding her son and while Charlie is planning for the day she says ‘I do’, the mother is simultaneously planning how to undo it. And thus begun the fight for the man they both love, full of humorous moments, the movie is a delight to watch.
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is having a rough life and the only sanity in her messed up world is her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) who has decided to tie the knot. Despite all that she is going through, Annie is over joyed at the announcement, particularly when she finds out (to little surprise) that she will be one of the four bridesmaids. The story will makes you laugh and cry with bits and pieces of romance, illustrating the intensity of love between two friends as they try to make this a perfect wedding.
A Walk to Remember
Based on Nicholas Sparks’ much admired novel, A Walk to Remember is the story of two high school seniors, Landon Carter (Shane West) and Jamey Sullivan (Mandy Moore) who are poles apart from each other yet discover an intense attraction that brings them together. A film that preaches the essentiality of supporting your lover no matter the consequences, this is a must watch movie for couples of all ages.
Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is a woman with a reputation for running away at her own wedding day! Nervous due to a reason she fails to understand herself, Maggie has abandoned her groom three times at the alter and is labelled as the Runaway Bride. Ike (Richard Gere) is a journalist who is keen on retaining his job by writing an exclusive feature on the popular, now fourth time bride-to-be. The two end up confessing their love for each other as Ike discovers the actual reasons behind Maggie’s cold feet at each of her weddings.
The Ugly Truth
Starring the chic-flick queen, Katherine Heigl as Abby Richter and everyone’s favorite hunk, Gerard Butler as Mike Chadway, this movie is the ultimate blend of romance and humor. While Abby Richter is a morning show producer who is hopelessly un-romantic, Mike Chadway is a television host who believes that women are too choosey when it comes to the ‘perfect man’.
The Five Year Engagement
Starring Jason Segel (Marshall from How I Met Your Mother) and Emily Blunt, this Nicholas Stoller film depicts a journey, from engagement to marriage. Tom Solomon and Violet Barnes are happily engaged in San Francisco. Their nuptials however, get delayed as event after event enters their lives . They remain as an engaged-to-be married couple until a drunken Violet kisses her boss Winton which she immediately regrets. This serves as a final blow to the already stressed relationship and the two call off their engagement only to meet few years later, confessing remorse regarding the vacuum they had left in each other’s life by deciding to split.
The story revolves around Margret Tate (Sandra Bullock) and Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) who have a strictly professional relationship. Margret is an arrogant chief editor of a publishing company while Andrew is her ‘fed-up’ assistant. Margret is compelled to ask her assistant to marry her, in order to retain her U.S visa and prevent deportation to Canada. Andrew reluctantly agrees after she threatens to fire him. Vowing to tolerate each other till their marriage is verified, A humorous tale between two unlikely lovers, this is definitely the film to watch if you enjoy spilling tears of joy.