In 2017, romance movies struggled to find an audience, as big blockbusters and action movies dominated the box office. However, the following films managed to make an impact in the year of 2017.
“Marjorie Prime” is a sci-fi romantic drama directed by Michael Almereyda, and is based on the play by Jordan Harrison. The story concerns the relationship between humanity and technology, and the challenges and opportunities that AI can present. Though it doesn’t break any new ground in AI exploration, this film will leave viewers thinking about the future of artificial intelligence. The film has strong emotional and technical elements.
The story revolves around Marjorie Prime, a woman with dementia. Her husband, Walter (Jon Hamm), is also suffering from dementia. The instabilities of the world are felt most strongly by Tess and Jon (Tim Robbins), the sons of her deceased husband. Moreover, the plot revolves around a dead child, who was almost erased from Tess’s memory by Marjorie Prime. The film also highlights the absence of Tess’ husband from the stories she tells to Walter Prime.
A hologrammatic version of Walter (Davis) is created to be Marjorie’s companion as she gradually loses her memory. In order to help Marjorie, people have to feed Walter with their memories. When they are in good spirits, they have to feed him with memories. This process is repeated when Marjorie needs memory or company. Ultimately, she has to choose between the two men.
Everybody Loves Somebody
Everybody Loves Somebody is an enjoyable, charming romcom, starring Michelle Souza as the likable protagonist. The storyline isn’t exactly original, but it does avoid common cliches, and it presents its dilemmas with realistic, textured characters. Instead of having the stereotypical commitment-phobic ex, this film shows the benefits of long-term relationships. And the supporting cast isn’t bad either.
In Everybody Loves Somebody, Catalina Aguilar Mastretta takes a classic rom-com formula and tweaks it just enough to make it stand out. This result is a delightful, crisp film with a steady stream of clever jokes. But even if Everybody Loves Somebody doesn’t break the mold, it’s certainly an enjoyable experience for the whole family.
This Mexican-American film has everything to keep romance fans happy: a story of love and commitment based on a romantic relationship. Clara (Souza) is an OB/GYN who’s renowned for her candor, but she’s afraid of commitment. That’s why she frequents bars and gets drunk. But when her parents decide to get married after forty years of marriage, she’s forced to make a big decision: whether to marry Asher or settle for a more conventional man. Asher is a doctor who comes to her rescue.
Clara Barron is a Los Angeles OBGYN who’s dedicated to her patients, but her life isn’t all roses and sunshine. She enjoys a close relationship with her parents, who live in Mexico. Her sister, however, is married with a child. She’s happy with her one-night stands, but her life is not quite so perfect. When Clara sees her patients’ happy, she finds herself trying to reconcile her romantic fantasy with reality. And her romantic fantasies start to become real.
Kate & Leopold
Fans of historical romances will love Kate & Leopold, a new film featuring the aristocratic couple. However, this film is pure wish fulfillment and does not engage in any historical issues. Neither Kate nor Leopold is particularly interesting, and their relationship is hardly healthy. But then again, we are not the audience. So why should we watch Kate & Leopold?
Despite its historical background, Kate & Leopold is a romantic comedy. Although the film is about time travel, the romantic story is not at all heavy. The plot revolves around a young woman who falls in love with a famous aristocrat. However, the movie’s main characters are very different. Kate, a career woman, is a shy and reserved alcoholic who is a big fan of the English language, while Leopold is a famous time traveler. Their relationship develops from apprehension to passion.
‘Kate & Leopold’ is a time travel fantasy. The two lead actors, Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan, star in the title role. Their romance is based on Leopold’s accidental time travel of his ex-girlfriend Stuart, who studies temporal physics. Stuart accidentally transports Leopold to another time and meets Kate (Meg Ryan). She works at a marketing firm selling shitty butter. The two soon fall in love and are destined to be together forever.
Fans of the vampire franchise can’t miss these new Twilight romance movies this year. The remake of the popular vampire series has a new cast and a darker tone, with more suspense and horror. The film tells the story of Oskar, a 12-year-old bullied boy who meets a vampire named Eli and becomes his friend. This dark, twisted tale blends friendship and horror, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet.
The film adaptation of the popular Stephenie Meyer novel is the fifth installment in the series. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner reprise their roles of Edward and Bella. New characters are introduced, including Renesmee Cullen, who becomes the mother of Edward’s half-human child. In the sequel, the two lovers finally decide to get married, but Jacob is still possessive of her. The couple faces numerous trials and tribulations as they begin their life together.
As a result, fans have been looking for movies that resemble the original, such as Breaking Dawn, New Moon, and Eclipse. The Twilight saga is one of the most popular film series of all time. Fans of the series have been begging for more since the last installment. Here are a few of them. And enjoy! Once you see them, you’ll wonder why you never thought of watching them.
The Big Sick
If you’re looking for a romantic comedy that’s a little bit different from the usual, look no further than “The Big Sick.” This screwball comedy has the perfect blend of medical drama and screwball banter, making it one of the best romance movies of 2017. If you’re ready to enjoy a film that’s unlike any other in the genre, you’re in for a treat.
While the story centers on a young man and his Pakistani bride, there’s a strong female presence throughout. As the man whose love interest is pregnant by another man, Kumail’s mom is an inextricably sad character that could easily have been a Mrs. Bennet-esque punchline. Instead, the movie shows that beneath all the bluster, there’s a deep sense of humanity underneath the nastiness.
Kumail Nanjiani, best known for Silicon Valley, stars as a stand-up comedian with a Pakistani heritage. Kumail works as an Uber driver while preparing for his show at a Chicago nightclub. While doing so, he meets Emily V. Gordon (Zoe Kazan). While their one-night-stand turns into a love affair, Emily’s parents are horrified, and Kumail, a screenwriter, becomes her caretaker.
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have an on-screen romance, and they make a great couple. Kumail’s character has a serious illness, and Emily is a clumsy, snobbish alcoholic. The story is also hilarious. It is hard not to laugh at Emily V. Gordon’s relationship with her husband. If you love comedy, you’ll probably love this movie.
The romantic comedy Tulip Fever revolves around a married noblewoman who engages in an affair with an artist, switching identities with a maid to raise money in the tulip market. Her marriage to an old nobleman is threatened and she must find a way to save it. The romance abounds, but the plot is predictable enough to leave the audience unsatisfied. Nonetheless, it’s still a fun watch.
This 2017 romantic drama movie was a surprise Oscar-winner, with three Oscar-winning actors. It was directed by Justin Chadwick, the director of “The Other Boleyn Girl,” and produced by prestige hit-maker Harvey Weinstein. Its screenplay was written by Tom Stoppard and Deborah Moggach. The premise of the film is that a young painter (Judi Dench) falls for a rich widow named Sophia. Their marriage is troubled by his inability to make a living and is desperate to get married to a rich merchant.
The film has two major flaws. While it isn’t a complete disaster, it’s far from being the best romantic comedy of the year. While it does feature a romantic comedy, it’s largely disappointing. The main character, played by Vikander, is very annoying and doesn’t add much to the story. The movie is set in the Netherlands and follows Sophia’s life from a convent to a loveless marriage. The other main character, played by Judi Dench, is a benign peppercorn and dope magnate named Cornelis. While they try to have a child together, the Cornvoorts fail, so they hire an artist to create a dual portrait.