Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Romance 4 Film Favorites |
The Bachelor / Bed of Roses / Laws of Attraction / Don Juan DeMarco
Actors: Johnny Depp, Renée Zellweger, Christian Slater, Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
CONTAINS: THE BACHELOR, BED OF ROSES, LAWS OF ATTRACTION AND JUAN DEMARCO.
Similarly Requested DVDs
Member Movie Reviews
Larry N. from BEALETON, VA
Reviewed on 11/23/2017...
The Bachelor - This is the gem in this set. Intended to be very comical, the comedy is excellent. The movie is about one particular bachelor whom is witnessing his friends getting married one by one until it is ultimately his time, however he's just not ready. In the meantime, his grandfather passes away and leaves him a fortune, under the condition that he be married by his next birthday, about a day and a half away. Chaos and hilarity ensue as he tries to convince past girlfriends to marry him.
Bed of Roses - A decent story of boy finds girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back story.
Laws of Attraction - Same plot as Bed of Roses, but different situations. Not quite as good as Bed of Roses and not quite as believable.
Don Juan DeMarco - Don Juan, played by Johnny Depp, thinks he's the world's greatest lover. Donned with cape and mask a-la Zorro, he sets about to woo the women of the world. About to commit suicide, Don is taken into custody and put under mental supervision. While his psychiatrist (Marlon Brando) attempts to cure his delusion, it has an unexpected affect on the psychiatrist. Better than the other two, but not quite as good as The Bachelor.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Depp, Slater, Brosnan and O'Donnell (a romantic 4-some)
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"NEW LINE CINEMA's colorful history includes releasing "Reefer Madness" in the late '60s, as well as several of John Waters' films. Their first big commercial success was the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series. Since then, NEW LINE has distributed "Lord of the Rings," "Austin Powers" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Ted Turner purchased the company in 1994. It became a WARNER BROS. subsidiary in early 2008.
This "NEW LINE ROMANTIC COMEDY 4 Pack" is a mixture of good to middling films, with "Don Juan DeMarco" being the best of the lot.
Also recommended is ROMANTIC COMEDY: 4 FILM FAVORITES (another WARNER's product), which offers a similar mix of mid '90s movies.
THE BACHELOR-- In order to inherit a fortune, a marriage-phobic man must take a bride before his 30th birthday. Remake of a stageplay first brought to the screen in 1925 ("Seven Chances," starring Buster Keaton).
BED OF ROSES-- Love-at-first-sight brings a shy florist out of his shell. He romances a career girl and sweeps her off her feet.
DON JUAN DEMARCO-- A young man attempts suicide while garbed in a swashbuckler costume and is placed under a psychiatrist's care for 10 days of intense therapy. During these sessions, the patient insists he is the famous lover, Don Juan and reveals a detailed past to support his contention.
LAWS OF ATTRACTION-- Two competing NYC divorce lawyers clash and later date, fall in love and marry while visiting Ireland.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(4.8) The Bachelor (1999) - Chris O'Donnell/Renée Zellweger/Ed Asner/Hal Holbrook/Peter Ustinov/Mariah Carey/Brooke Shields
(5.5) Bed of Roses (1996) - Christian Slater/Mary Stuart Masterson/Pamela Adlon/Josh Brolin
(6.5) Don Juan DeMarco (1995) - Marlon Brando/Johnny Depp/Faye Dunaway/Bob Dishy/Rachel Ticotin/Selena
(5.7) Laws of Attraction (Ireland/UK/Germany-2004) - Pierce Brosnan/Julianne Moore/Michael Sheen/Nora Dunn/Sara Gilbert"
A great deal!
D. Blakely | 07/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You get four total romantic comedies here, and all of them are great movies. I haven't yet watched the Juliana Moore film, but I have seen Bed of Roses. Big CS fan! It's a must for any woman to have in her dvd collection!"