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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by selftalk » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:41 am

I just saw ASSAULT ON WALL STREET. It really held my attention.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by alec » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:53 am

Moonrise kingdom or Napoleon Dynamite. The tether ball scene at the end is priceless.
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by VictoriaF » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:05 am

Shald wrote:
protagonist wrote: Hurry up. Valentine's Day is almost over.
Well, maybe I'll turn Valentine's Day into Valentine's Month and hit them during the month of February! I will have gained so much insight into love and turn into a relationship expert by the time February is over.
I thought I was late to post in this thread, but you seem still interested. If I were lonely on Valentine's Day, my first choice would be The Thomas Crown Affair, the 1999 version. Let us know how your relationship expertise develops.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by letsgobobby » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:34 am

JMacDonald wrote:Nothing is better than a French film for romance: Amelie
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amelie/?search=amelie
Even better French film for this purpose: Jean de Florette

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by jimgour » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:45 am

"Last of the Dogmen"

Poor Reviews, great movie. It grows on me every time I watch it.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by gkaplan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:02 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Shald wrote:
protagonist wrote: Hurry up. Valentine's Day is almost over.
Well, maybe I'll turn Valentine's Day into Valentine's Month and hit them during the month of February! I will have gained so much insight into love and turn into a relationship expert by the time February is over.
I thought I was late to post in this thread, but you seem still interested. If I were lonely on Valentine's Day, my first choice would be The Thomas Crown Affair, the 1999 version. Let us know how your relationship expertise develops.

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Victoria, Victoria, Victoria. The 1999 version pales in comparison with the original Steve McQueen movie.
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by VictoriaF » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:07 pm

gkaplan wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Shald wrote:
protagonist wrote: Hurry up. Valentine's Day is almost over.
Well, maybe I'll turn Valentine's Day into Valentine's Month and hit them during the month of February! I will have gained so much insight into love and turn into a relationship expert by the time February is over.
I thought I was late to post in this thread, but you seem still interested. If I were lonely on Valentine's Day, my first choice would be The Thomas Crown Affair, the 1999 version. Let us know how your relationship expertise develops.

Victoria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria. The 1999 version pales in comparison with the original Steve McQueen movie.
Gordon, Are you questioning my taste in men?

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by gkaplan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:01 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
gkaplan wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Shald wrote:
protagonist wrote: Hurry up. Valentine's Day is almost over.
Well, maybe I'll turn Valentine's Day into Valentine's Month and hit them during the month of February! I will have gained so much insight into love and turn into a relationship expert by the time February is over.
I thought I was late to post in this thread, but you seem still interested. If I were lonely on Valentine's Day, my first choice would be The Thomas Crown Affair, the 1999 version. Let us know how your relationship expertise develops.

Victoria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria. The 1999 version pales in comparison with the original Steve McQueen movie.
Gordon, Are you questioning my taste in men?

I suppose I am.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by JupiterJones » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:19 am

I bit late to this party, but I'll second the recommendations of "Notting Hill" and "Somewhere in Time".

But this Valentine's day, we watched one of my faves: The (IMHO) criminally-underrated 1989 film "Cousins".
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by ThankYouJack » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:49 am

If you're looking for a laugh, and like Saturday Night Live the Valentine special is pretty good - http://www.hulu.com/watch/751544#i0,p314,d0 Also, the 3 Andy Samberg & Justin Timberlake songs are hilarious too and so is "Twin Bed".

As for movies, it's not feel good, but if you are looking to shed a tear The Fault In Our Stars is outstanding.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by rustymutt » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:58 am

The African Queen. One of our favorites.
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by htdrag11 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:14 pm

nisiprius wrote:Wall-E.
YES! My wife could not understand why I'm into robot-love. :mrgreen:

It is one of my favorite Pixar movies, next to Casablanca.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by lowerleisureclass » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:33 pm

Say Anything is a great early John Cusack rom-com.

My Valentine's Day movie this year was "Trouble in Paradise," a 1932 pre-Code movie featuring a male jewel thief and a female pickpocket teaming up to con a beautiful ridiculously wealthy perfume company owner who, in the words of Roger Ebert "thinks she can buy him [the jewel thief] but is content to rent him for a while". Like many pre-Code movies, surprisingly frank about sexual undertones (or overtones).
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by SaaSNerd » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:41 pm

A bit late to the party but "Beautiful Girls" on Netflix is one of my favorites.

It is a high school reunion/rom-com of sorts about several men and women who have all gone down different paths, with love, self actualization, and both male and female comradery all mixed in. As a 20-something it resonated with me, I would imagine even more-so for people in their 30's.

A lot of talented young actors and actresses were in it including Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, Michael Rapaport, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman, and Rosie O'Donnell.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by gkaplan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:42 pm

JupiterJones wrote:I bit late to this party, but I'll second the recommendations of "Notting Hill" and "Somewhere in Time".

But this Valentine's day, we watched one of my faves: The (IMHO) criminally-underrated 1989 film "Cousins".

You should take a look at Cousin, Cousine, the French film that inspired Cousin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_Cousine
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by parsi1 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:48 pm

I am surprised no one has yet mentioned the best romantic/action movie ever: UP

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by dolphinsaremammals » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:10 pm

While you were sleeping.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by dolphinsaremammals » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:17 pm

Shald wrote:
Taylor Larimore wrote:Shald:

An Affair to Remember with Gary Grant and Debra Kerr.

Best wishes
Taylor
When Taylor Larimore speaks, we listen. This is what I'll be watching tonight (V day is not over yet on my end of the world).
I hope you had some hankies on hand :D

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by Singlewhip » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:33 pm

gkaplan wrote:Casablanca

What a great movie!

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by Fallible » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:33 pm

dolphinsaremammals wrote:
Shald wrote:
Taylor Larimore wrote:Shald:

An Affair to Remember with Gary Grant and Debra Kerr.

Best wishes
Taylor
When Taylor Larimore speaks, we listen. This is what I'll be watching tonight (V day is not over yet on my end of the world).
I hope you had some hankies on hand :D
But it also is part comedy, owing to director Leo McCarey. Think of the scene where the boat docks in New York and for the next few minutes there's no dialogue, just the perfectly executed facial expressions of Grant and Kerr and then a perfect ending. There are more McCareyisms sprinkled throughout, usually unexpectedly, and nicely handled by the two stars.
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by Atilla » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:41 pm

Smokey and the Bandit.

You got your cute love story between Burt & Sally. Jerry Reed singing the tunes. Burnouts, car crashes and all around fun red-neckery.

And epic Jackie Gleason rants not seen since the Honeymooners. :beer

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by Shald » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:44 pm

Whoa... Bogleheads are a romantic bunch! :happy

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by gatorman » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:11 pm

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by cheese_breath » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:14 pm

Shald wrote:Whoa... Bogleheads are a romantic bunch! :happy
Yeah, we might act tough, but we're really just a bunch of softies. :wink:
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by Shald » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:36 am

cheese_breath wrote:
Shald wrote:Whoa... Bogleheads are a romantic bunch! :happy
Yeah, we might act tough, but we're really just a bunch of softies. :wink:
So, Bogleheads are smart and financially savvy by definition and now romantic to boot?

Somebody please create Bdate.com (dating site for Bogleheads) so that I can join and claim one of my own. :)

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by just frank » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:40 am

if you are happily single....the squid and the whale.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by leonidas » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:53 am

Walking Dead marathon on AMC.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by protagonist » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:44 am

Shald wrote: So, Bogleheads are smart and financially savvy by definition and now romantic to boot?

Somebody please create Bdate.com (dating site for Bogleheads) so that I can join and claim one of my own. :)
Just don't expect much of an engagement ring.

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Post by chaz » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:26 am

rustymutt wrote:The African Queen. One of our favorites.
A very good movie. :)
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by dolphinsaremammals » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:27 am

protagonist wrote:
Shald wrote: So, Bogleheads are smart and financially savvy by definition and now romantic to boot?

Somebody please create Bdate.com (dating site for Bogleheads) so that I can join and claim one of my own. :)
Just don't expect much of an engagement ring.
:D :D :D :D :D

Maybe you can get one to match the tungsten wedding band.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by protagonist » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:33 am

dolphinsaremammals wrote:
protagonist wrote:
Shald wrote: So, Bogleheads are smart and financially savvy by definition and now romantic to boot?

Somebody please create Bdate.com (dating site for Bogleheads) so that I can join and claim one of my own. :)
Just don't expect much of an engagement ring.
:D :D :D :D :D

Maybe you can get one to match the tungsten wedding band.
Not to mention that the roses she gets next Valentine's Day will be from Stop n Shop. Be careful what you wish for. She may be better off home alone with her movie.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by cheese_breath » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:41 pm

protagonist wrote:
dolphinsaremammals wrote:
protagonist wrote:
Shald wrote: So, Bogleheads are smart and financially savvy by definition and now romantic to boot?

Somebody please create Bdate.com (dating site for Bogleheads) so that I can join and claim one of my own. :)
Just don't expect much of an engagement ring.
:D :D :D :D :D

Maybe you can get one to match the tungsten wedding band.
Not to mention that the roses she gets next Valentine's Day will be from Stop n Shop. Be careful what you wish for. She may be better off home alone with her movie.
Now you sound like my wife.
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by FelixTheCat » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:55 pm

I think you should've watched a movie for your furry companion ~The Lion King. :D
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by DSInvestor » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:23 pm

If you like food, check out Chef. It's on Netflix.
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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:48 pm

A contrarian approach is to watch anti-romantic movies, like Kramer versus Kramer or The War of the Roses.

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by raymclean » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:25 pm

Your list must have this one on it: "Sleepless in Seattle" with Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Hanks ...funny sweet story where love wins in the end, against all odds of course. Good luck with your story!

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by protagonist » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:06 pm

VictoriaF wrote:A contrarian approach is to watch anti-romantic movies, like Kramer versus Kramer or The War of the Roses.

Victoria
Or Thelma and Louise. Great film....

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Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

Post by Kalo » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:24 pm

The Holiday is a nice romantic movie. It's more of a Christmas/New Years film, but I could watch it any time of year.

I also recommend Napoleon Dynamite. People either love it or hate it, but it's full of romance and eccentric characters.

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