By Wilfred Okiche
It’s Valentines week and if you’d rather spend your time watching cheesy movies, why not watch the very best of them. Let us help you decide what titles you should be seeing. Call it the Good, The Obvious and the Lovely!
We start with an obvious title. 2010’s guilty pleasure sees half of Hollywood showing up for some few minutes of screen time. The result is a pleasing, enjoyable romp that leaves you appreciative of the whole Valentine’s Day magic. Look for Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Garner among others.
This one has all the goodies: shopping, gifts, a rich dude and a happily ever after ending. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere bring on the magic.
This year’s Val’s day bait stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in a romance about a man who has to woo his wife all over again after she loses her memory due to a tragic accident. Showing at a cinema near you.
Will Smith moves into romantic comedy brilliantly in this future classic about a match maker who can’t seem to find himself someone. Eva Mendes comes along for the ride and they both make movie magic. We love.
Now may be a good time to check out Tunde Kelani’s new film starring Funke Akindele. It tells the story of unconditional love and that is really what valentine’s day is all about.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star in this adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novella about a love that would last forever. Keep the tissues handy.
Letters to a stranger
One of the best romantic comedies to come out of Nollywood. This cheesy fest has Genevieve Nnaji as the leading lady who has to decide while two dream boats played Fred Amata and Yemi Blaq fight for her affections.
Sleepless in Seattle
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are two strangers who fall in love at the top of Seattle’s biggest landmark. Both leads spend only few minutes together on screen but they manage to sell us the notion that sometimes, love is possible without even the benefit of first sight.
If you’ve ever seen RMD and Genevieve look any more in love, then you have not seen ‘Keeping Faith.’ Produced by Ego Boyo, this movie really made us feel good about love- and Nollywood.
A poor hustler, a privileged young lady, her aristocratic parents, a jealous suitor, a doomed ship that ‘God himself couldn’t sink’ and the gifted hands of James Cameron. Need we say more? And did we forget Celine Dion singing ‘My heart will go on’? Are you weeping yet?