Reel Romance: The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies

Leslie Halpern, Author Taylor Trade Publishing $19.95 (248p) ISBN 978-1-58979-064-3
Those who manage to score a date--but who are clueless when it comes to picking out the perfect date movie--should snag this film reference from Halpern, a reviewer for the Orlando Sentinel and the Hollywood Reporter (among others). Organized by theme (Love in Disguise, Love Is a Supernatural Thing, etc.), this book covers everything from classics like Some Like It Hot to modern productions like Notting Hill, and each ends with a humorous Do Try This at Home tip. If Casablanca is your favorite movie, for example, Halpern suggests you""establish 'our toast' early and say it often."" The movie summaries are uninspired and light on analysis, but this book contains enough basic information--and even a""Make Out Meter,"" measured in candles--to aid lovers in their quest for the perfect romantic movie.
Reviewed on: 02/23/2004
Release date: 11/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
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