Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14th and there are millions of happy couples that are already planning their romantic getaways (it’s a long weekend by the way). But for millions of other people, this holiday can be a real downer because the truth is-not everyone is involved in a lovey dovey relationship! For those who find themselves in the thick of this category, you may not want to reminded by the bombardment of heart shaped cards, chocolates and roses being gifted to seemingly everyone but you. It’s depressing, frustrating and flat out obnoxious to feel the emotions of being left out of an entire holiday based on whether you have a significant other on a single day of the calendar.
That’s why I’ve decided to change my annual “Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Movie Pick List” to the “Funniest Valentine’s Day Flicks”. That’s right! I’m throwing out the tear jerking, steamy, love affair scenes for a more entertaining look at what really goes on between most couples. Seriously, have you ever honestly been able to put yourself in the place of the characters in “The Notebook”, “Sleepless in Seattle or “Love Actually”? Did you know that even the movie, “Titanic” is listed as one of the top most romantic movies of all time? How about “Legend’s of the Fall”? Have you seen that one where the women are fighting over hunky cowboys like Brad Pitt and making love in barns and haystacks? Come on! Let’s get real here people… It’s time to throw out some of the fru-fru fantasy and pop in a DVD that we can at least somehow relate to!
So here’s what I’m advertising this year for Valentine’s Day flicks-movies that are comical, embarrassing, awkward and undeniably enjoyable. These are for those who are married, divorced, coupled, single or anybody who simply doesn’t want to celebrate this year’s holiday covered completely in romantic sap.