Summer Movie Preview: The Date Movies

by | April 16, 2009 at 6:04 PM | The Movies

Summer is the season known for big-budget blockbusters, but it wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t also offer its fair share of fun and free-wheeling movies perfect for a good time with your paramour. Here’s what you can look forward to paying for and canoodling through starting this May.


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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
A lifelong player (Matthew McConaughey) gets a supernatural look at his lamentable relationship life from Michael Douglas, which forces him to realize that Jennifer Garner is the one who got away, and the one he must get back.


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I Love You Beth Cooper
When a nerdy dork (Paul Rust) blurts out his love for the most popular girl in school (Hayden Panettiere) during his valedictorian speech, she decides to rally up her girlfriends and show this guy the time of his life, and maybe puncture his idealized image of her in the process.


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The Brothers Bloom
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo are con-artist brothers who attempt to fleece a rich and eccentric woman (Rachel Weisz), but find themselves getting a lot more than they expected out of the multi-talented mark.


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Away We Go
John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are a poor couple expecting their first child who embark on a road trip to try to find a suitable new place to start their family, and restart their own lives in this dramedy from director Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road).


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The Proposal
A shrewish book editor (Sandra Bullock) forces her long-suffering assistant (Ryan Reynolds) into a sham marriage to keep from being deported back to Canada, but they soon discover there’s more to each of them than their working relationship had led them to believe.


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My Life in Ruins
Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding is back with some changes to her Grecian formula. This time, she’s a tour guide in Greece whose life is a drag until she starts to rediscover her romantic side with her bus driver. Richard Dreyfuss and Rachel Dratch co-star as her tourists.


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500 Days of Summer
A quirky, artistic and different Sundance hit that centers around an unusual relationship between a lovelorn schlub (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and the free-spirited cynic he’s fallen for (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t believe in falling for anyone. Things don’t end the way he’d hoped.


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The Ugly Truth
Katherine Heigl is assigned to produce the TV show of a misogynist morning-show host (Gerard Butler) who proceeds to butt heads with her over who is smarter about relationships and romance.