logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Romance Movies Site

BellaOnline's Romance Movies Editor

g

Summer Love Movies

Guest Author - Colleen Farrell

Summertime and the living is easy, or so the saying goes. The season of cold beer and barbeques, beaches and skimpy clothes is the perfect time for Hollywood to release its fun popcorn flicks for the masses. Nothing too serious here (the current “Batman” flick exempted). Summer is also the season when the studios cross their fingers and hope for a few blockbusters to funnel cash into their coffers.

Released on DVD is “Mamma Mia”, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. If you’ve seen the popular musical based on the songs of 70s’ pop supergroup Abba, you know the story. If not, here’s a quickie synopsis. The daughter of a free-spirited mom (Meryl Streep) is planning a wedding and she wants her long-lost dad to be there. Trouble is, who is her dad? According to Mom’s diary, he could be one of three guys. So she invites all three and the fun begins. Brosnan and Firth play two of the might-be dads. Expect lots of singing and dancing at every opportune moment

If you’d rather sit in your own (hopefully) air-conditioned living room, with cold drinks and a bathroom nearby, look for these summer love movies at your local video store or online.

1. Grease (1978)
Grease was the word way back in 1978. Sure, the actors were at least 10 years too old for their teenaged characters but just ignore that casting fact for the fun. Sweet and innocent Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and would-be hood Danny (John Travolta) meet at the beach. They share a summer romance and part, never expecting to see each other again. Guess again. Sandy is a new student at Rydell High, which Danny attends. But sweet Sandy in her buttoned up blouses and poodle skirt is the last person Danny wants his friends to find out about. The end message is questionable (a girl needs to be a tramp to get her guy) but ignore that and just enjoy the singing and dancing to bouncy 50’s style music.

2. The Notebook (2005)
Haul out the tissue box for this weeper, which involves an old couple and their younger selves, played by the former real-life twosome Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun meet at a carnival. They end up spending the summer together and fall deeply in love. But Allie is a rich girl and Noah is a poor boy and what rich parent wants a daughter to end up with a guy without two nickels to rub together? The lovers are separated. Noah promises to write but Allie never receives his letters. Years later when she’s about to marry another man, Allie sees Noah’s picture in the newspaper. She still loves him. Now what? Get the movie (or read the book by Nicholas Sparks) to find out. And don’t forget those tissues!

3. Dirty Dancing (1987)
This “coming of age” movie isn’t a musical but does feature some high energy and sensual dancing. Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) and her family visit an upscale resort in the Catskills for the summer. Baby falls for the older dancing instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). It takes him awhile to warm up to her though. Staff and guests aren’t supposed to mix. But he changes his mind when Baby fills in for his usual dance partner, who’s recovering from an illegal abortion. In 2004, a sequel, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” appeared, with different characters but a similar story. (sheltered girl, forbidden romance etc.).

4. Body Heat (1981)
A bored young wife (Kathleen Turner) and a low-life lawyer (William Hurt) meet and mate in a small Florida town during a summer heat wave. Before long, they’re scheming to get rid of that inconvenience, the husband, and get his money. Hot stuff here and I’m not talking about the heat everyone complains about in the movie.

5. The Long Hot Summer (1958)
Drifter Ben Quick (Paul Newman) stirs up everyone in a small Southern town, including the local schoolteacher (Joanne Woodward), her rich daddy (Orson Welles) and the insecure son (Anthony Franciosa). Determined to bring new blood into the family, Will Varner offers Ben a deal he can’t refuse: a comfortable home, money and property on one condition: he woo and marry Will’s reluctant daughter!




Add Summer+Love+Movies to Twitter Add Summer+Love+Movies to Facebook Add Summer+Love+Movies to MySpace Add Summer+Love+Movies to Del.icio.us Digg Summer+Love+Movies Add Summer+Love+Movies to Yahoo My Web Add Summer+Love+Movies to Google Bookmarks Add Summer+Love+Movies to Stumbleupon Add Summer+Love+Movies to Reddit




The Long Hot Summer
The Notebook
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Romance Movies Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Colleen Farrell. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Colleen Farrell. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Mystic Ransdell for details.

g


g features
Penelope Movie Review

Safe Haven Movie Review

Shark Tale Movie Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor