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!"