Happy Endings for Valentines Day!

I can watch a movie with a happy ending over and over again.  Between FX and the Lifetime Channel, this weekend before Valentines Day, is filled with one happy ending after another

  Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Stories contain context, conflict, decisions and resolution.  We get caught up in the story line of the movie…wanting to believe the best of each character in the movie. Cheering the hero and heroine along…We are always hoping for a wonderfully happy ending

Our lives are own story line, our own movie…We head off in one direction with a plan in hand.  Not long after heading out we hit a roadblock.  The roadblock causes us to take a detour.  The detour takes us down a long and winding road.  The road is filled with valleys and mountain peaks.  It takes us over bridges and through tunnels.  All the while we can see our original path off in the distance.  We continue to strive for some semblance of our original plan.  At some point we realize that the detours and distractions have become part of life’s plan.  Our new path is leading us to our own Happy Ending!  Be the hero or heroine of your own life story!  Choose a Happy Ending!

 Each of the movies listed below are filled with conflict, decisions and resolutions…it’s what makes them interesting to me.  And the fact that they all have a Happy Ending!

Rumor Has It…with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston (2005)

A woman learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and the film The Graduate.

P.S. I Love You…with Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank  (2007)

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?…with Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker (2009)

In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

The Holiday…with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet (2006)

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

27 Dresses…with James Marsden and Katherine Heigl (2008)

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

When In Rome…sith Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell (2010)

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

The Proposal…with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds (2009)

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Life as We Know It…with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel (2010)

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Just Go with It…with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (2011)

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

What’s my favorite movie on the list?  The Holiday!!  Do you have a favorite romantic comedy that you can watch over and over?

Happy Valentines Day!!!


Images from Google

Movie Descriptions from IMDb

Other Valentine Posts

Valentine Greetings (georgettesullin.wordpress.com)

Valentines Day Craft (The Incredible Lightness of Seeing)

Valentines Day Buttons (kallisays.wordpress.com)




Filed under It's a Girl Thing, Life..such as it is

9 responses to “Happy Endings for Valentines Day!

  1. I love your metaphor.. I was just imagining myself climbing those mountains and thinking about how strong I would become! But you are right.. the climb is our life’s plan… I haven’t seen all of these ones yet, thanks for the reviews:) I’m in the mood to see one of these tonight..

  2. I like happy endings, too 🙂 I’ve seen a few of these movies, and many other romantic comedies (my favorite type of movie.) I think my all-time favorite; the one that halts my channel surfing, would have to be “While You Were Sleeping” with Sandra Bullock. (Sigh.)

  3. I love a romantic comedy with a happy ending too, but sometimes I’m picky and I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it or breaks it for me. My absolute favorites are When Harry Met Sally and A Room With a View. Very different, both sooooo good!
    But I didn’t like Sleepless in Seattle, so it’s tricky! Thanks for the inspiration, Jeanne!

  4. Have to agree, the Holiday is the best of the list. Jude Law? Hello? Absolutely the cutest … I still love “Love Actually,” “Hitch,” and “When Harry met Sally.” Oh, and “You’ve got mail.”

    Cheers & HPVD!
    🙂 MJ

  5. Except for “Just Go With It,” I’ve seen all these. I would watch it with my wife and at the end of the movie, romance is in the air and the “feel good,” feeling brings a smile to our day. This movies makes me believe that love and all its joy can happen everyday…Beautiful post. Now, I’m psyche for Valentine’s Day. Wishing you all the love and happiness…

  6. I like happy endings too! Love Actually is a fave.

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  8. I will bookmark this and catch up on nay videos I missed off of your list. TY 😉

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