I LOVED this movie! So cute, original and refreshing – a totally new approach to the ‘romantic comedy’ genre!! Kristen Bell plays the career-oriented single gal who’s had her heart broken too many times and is starting to give up on the idea of “LOVE.” Ladies..I know ya’ll feel me on that! Anyway, her “luck” takes an interesting turn when she goes to Rome for her sister’s wedding and the story unfolds from there. This film has humor, charm, wit and it’s just fun! It stays away from the typical and injects other true to life scenario’s and events, so you can’t help but to smile! 🙂 BTW, Josh Duhamel is looking very cute as her love interest in the movie as well… But yes, WATCH THIS, it’s not just for the ladies!! The only thing I wasn’t too keen on is the film’s title…but I enjoyed it so much, they can call it what they want!
AND — while watching, I couldn’t help but reminisce about when I was in Rome 3 years ago with my sisters…
They LOVED me and the sisters in Rome…the pizza-makers surprised us with “special” heart-shaped pizzas! Ahhh, the memories…of LUV!!
I checked out an early screening of “Couples Retreat” yesterday evening. The movie is a funny one, but it wasn’t as good as I had hoped…you know, one of those films where the preview looks REALLY GOOD…but (I think) they already showed all of the funniest stuff in the trailer!! Among the all-star cast, Vince Vaughn brings his usual charisma and fast-paced, quick-lipped style of humor, while Faison Love let loose his “Big Boy” or should I say “Baby Boy” jokes! Meanwhile, I just sat back and enjoyed the awesome, tropical Tahitian backdrop!! Bora Bora is SO on my “places to visit one day” list! Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis and Jason Bateman all hold it down for their respective characters….also, Tasha Smith – who we’re used to seeing in sassy roles in Tyler Perry films – makes an appearance, minus her usual “attitude!” The yoga “hunk” scenes are hilarious, just because dude is so “Fabio” and wearing his itty bitty speed-o’s!! I think the movie also offered some thoughtful insight into being married and the challenges couples go through, poking fun, using stereotypes and relatable situations. I would say this is boderline theater vs. DVD…it’s not a waste to see it in the theater, but you could wait for the DVD.