Need help planning your romantic evening with that special someone? This is your guide to what’s in theatres for both lovers and cynics this February.
Whether you’re in love, out of love, or looking for love, one thing is for sure: This is the perfect time to take a break from your everyday routine to celebrate something special. We’ve got your back this Valentine’s Day.
For the cynic with a dash of hope… Isn’t it Romantic
Rebel Wilson stars as a jaded young woman who hits her head and wakes up to find herself living in a PG13 romantic comedy, censorship and all. This hilarious and satirical take on predictable romcom gimmicks will satisfy your inner cynic, but it will also make you feel good about love.
We break down why it’s the fresh new romcom we needed, and all the tropes that get busted in Isn’t it Romantic.
For the comedy lover and sports fanatic… What Men Want
A spin on the 2000 film What Women Want, this new comedy sees Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) develop the power to read men’s minds, which in turn helps her navigate the boys club she works in as a sports agent. If you’re looking for lots of laughs and a new take on gender politics, this is a fun date night film to spark up some conversation.
We spoke to Taraji P. Henson, director Adam Shankman and producer William Packer about their timely new comedy.
Are these quintessential romcom moments dealmakers, or total dealbreakers?
Romantic films tend to feature some pretty over-the-top grand gestures, many of which wouldn’t necessarily play off as well IRL. From the boombox scene in Say Anything to the cue-card profession of love in Love, Actually, how many of these moments are more cringe-worthy than swoon-worthy?
For the classic film lover… Gone with the Wind
One of the most timeless romance films ever made, Gone with the Wind returns to Cineplex theatres just in time for Valentine’s Day. The film follows the turbulent romance between a scheming woman (Vivien Leigh) and a roguish man (Clark Gable), set against the American Civil War. If you’re looking for an extra classy date night, see this stunning film on the big screen.
For those in a Valentine’s Day-induced existential crisis about love… Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
From the brilliant mind of Charlie Kaufman comes this thought-provoking take on memory, love and heartbreak. The film follows Joel (Jim Carrey) who finds out that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) had him permanently erased from her memory. As he undergoes the same procedure, he realizes he isn’t ready to lose her. If you want to get deep this Valentine’s Day, this beautiful film will certainly challenge you and your date to spark up some meaningful conversation.
For the music lover… Josh Groban in concert
If you’ve ever wanted to see the man with the voice of an angel in concert, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion. Captured from his sold-out Bridges performance at Madison Square Garden and featuring special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles, this is one splendid way to celebrate.
For those who want to stay in and get cozy… romcom classics at home
If staying in for a chill night at home is more your speed, we have a great collection of romantic titles to choose from at the Cineplex Store. Whether Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer is your jam, or Julia Roberts falling for Dermot Mulroney in My Best Friend’s Wedding is more your vibe, we’ve got something for everyone.