Common threads of a romantic movie a man will watch: The screenplay is written by men, the film is told from the man's perspective and the male lead behaves like a man would in real life and the ending of the film is redemptive.
I heard a lot of critics sniff at the inclusion of Richard Curtis' About Time in this year's New York Film Festival. The same cadre, no doubt, uses Curtis' Love, Actually as an example of what's wrong with romantic comedy.
In a compelling new film, Kristin Scott Thomas plays a beautiful widow who seduces American writer Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawkes). We recently spoke with Scott Thomas about "The Woman in the Fifth" and the woman behind her many roles.
It's true, I didn't leave things very well with the women I dated when I was young. No one looking at me now would believe that I was once a good-looking guy who didn't have to try too hard to meet girls.