Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Killing Them Softly, Playing For Keeps & Lay The Favorite
Playing For Keeps
Gerard Butler stars as a peewee soccer coach and former pro player trying to get his life back together, and maybe get back with his ex, but finds the flirtatious soccer moms a recurring distraction. Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, and Dennis Quaid co-star; Gabriele Muccino directs.
With the weather outside getting frightful, a romantic-comedy can be the perfect pic for a night cozied up on the couch. Whether you want something with some old-school romance, a contemporary classic or something a bit more salacious, Netflix Instant has a rom-com worth watching.
Sabrina (1954) Audrey Hepburn is all plucky charm and grace as Sabrina Fairchild, a chauffeur's daughter who dreams of becoming an educated and sophisticated lady. Upon returning from studies abroad, she catches the eye of David Larrabee (William Holden), the charming and wealthy playboy she's crushed on since her girlhood. But when their blossoming romance threatens the family business, David's ever-responsible and stern brother Linus works to split them up…and ends up falling for Sabrina himself! Whimsical and warm, this rom-com still sparkles. Billy Wilder directs.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Written for a generation of women pining for the romance they've seen in countless Hollywood movies, Nora Ephron's Oscar-nominated rom-com stars Meg Ryan as a journalist who must decide between marrying her dull fiancé or taking a chance at the kind of love she dreams of after hearing the heartfelt plea of a recent widow on the radio. Tom Hanks co-stars; Ephron directs.
What Women Want (2000) Pre-meltdown Mel Gibson stars as an arrogant and misogynistic ad exec who has a major wake-up call after a freak accident gives him the power to hear women's most private thoughts. Initially horrified to find his flirtatious/condescending shtick isn't as beloved with the women he works with as he thought, this man's man must listen to discover what women want so that he can save his job, salvage the tattered relationship with his daughter, and find true love. Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Ashley Johnson, and Judy Greer co-star; Nancy Meyers directs.
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