Friday, 13 February 2015

GUEST POST: 10 Films For Valentine's

This is Victoria's post she did kindly for me, I have followed her blog pretty much since she started blogging and I love it - especially her homeware posts! HERE's her blog, check it out!

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Perfect if you love a thriller

Starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau tells the story of David (Damon), who on the night of losing a congressional election meets Elise (Blunt), who inspires him to make a candid concession speech that dramatically improves his popularity. A few years later, they meet by chance, and plan to see each other again but fate has other plans. David soon realises that he is not in control of his fate, and that a group of mysterious men called The Adjustment Bureau will do anything they can to keep Elise and David apart. 

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Perfect if you love animation

Howl's Moving Castle is a movie from the Japanese film company studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) and follows the story of Sophie, a young girl who ends up being cursed by a witch to be in the body of an old woman. She soon realises her only hope if she ever wants to be young again is to seek the help of Howl, a self centred wizard, notorious for breaking young girl's hearts. 
Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Perfect if you love a period romance

Based on the Austen novel of the same name, Pride and Prejudice is a must watch for any romantics at heart. Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley), one of five sisters, who has a mother who is desperate for them all to marry as they have no male heir to inherit their estate. Soon two rich bachelors arrive, the charming Mr Bingley and the proud Mr Darcy, who Mrs Bennet is more than keen to marry her daughters off to. 
Clueless (1995)

Perfect if you love a chick flick and Jane Austen's Emma

Clueless tells the story of Cher (Alicia Silverstone) who is the most popular girl in high school and one of the richest. She fancies herself a matchmaker and tries to set up two of the teachers at her school, as well as her friend Tai (Brittany Murphy). Soon she realises that she's not the best matchmaker in the world, and actually she's pretty clueless about her own love life too. 

Wild Child (2008)

Perfect if you want to watch an upbeat chick flick

Wild Child tells the story of spoilt American teenager Poppy (Emma Roberts), who is sent to a British boarding school by her father to try to fix her bad behaviour. When she arrives, she decides from the offset she will do anything to get expelled. However things become complicated when she starts to have feelings for the Headmistresses's son, Freddie (Alex Pettyfer). 

Notting Hill (1999)

Perfect if you love a good British Rom Com

Notting Hill tells the story of William Thacker (Hugh Grant), a book shop owner who one day has his life completely changed by a chance meeting with Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), one of the most famous actresses in the world. The two enter a relationship, but William soon realises that being in a relationship with one of the most loved women in the world isn't exactly easy. 
You've Got Mail (1998)

Perfect if you love a good rom com

You've Got Mail tells the story of two strangers who meet online and start to fall in love. However what they don't realise is that they actually know each other in real life. Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is the owner of a large book chain and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is the owner of a small book shop in direct competition with his book store. 

Sliding Doors (1998)

Perfect if you don't mind crying your eyes out

Sliding Doors explores how a woman's life is radically change by either being in time for a train or missing it. The film runs in parallel, so we see what happens to Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) and how her fate is changed by either catching or missing this train. 

Charade (1963)

Perfect if you love crime/thriller films with a romantic storyline 

Starring the lovely Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant (think George Clooney of the past), Charade tells the story of Regina Lampert, who's husband is murdered whilst she is away on a skiing trip. Things become even more complicated when Regina learns that her husband had stolen money, but this is nowhere to be found. Suspicions are quickly thrown on to Regina - if they can't find the money in her husband's possessions, she must know where it is. Soon she finds herself trusting the handsome stranger Peter Joshua (Cary Grant), who is keen to help her find the money and protect her from the criminals who keep threatening her. 

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Perfect if you love Shakespeare 

Starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, Much Ado About Nothing tells the story of two people who just cannot stand each other. Whenever they can, they are criticising and making fun of each other. However, their friends soon decide to play cupid and try to get the two together by convincing them both that the other one is in love with them. 

Victoria x


  1. What a great post! (just kidding haha). Aww thank you for what you said about my blog! I love yours too!


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