Romance films

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Little Fish review – all-too-brief encounter in the midst of amnesia pandemic
Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell are the young couple trying to preserve memories of their romance in this story of doomed love

Peter Bradshaw

05, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Lucky review – spirited Ghanaian romcom captures the social media age
An idling student enlists the help of a wideboy friend in pursuit of a hot date in a comedy that veers between likable and laddish

Phuong Le

03, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Wild Mountain Thyme review – Emily Blunt in an awful Irish stew
This bucolic romance, co-starring bashful Jamie Dornan, is awash with whimsy, wonder – and laughable accents

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Aviva review – an experimental study of love, sex and gender
Director Boaz Yakin explores through dance the male and female aspects of his central characters, each played by both a man and a woman

Cath Clarke

27, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Spring Blossom review – a fleeting affair with heart
Suzanne Lindon’s debut skirts the line between schoolgirl crush and exploitation as it charts her romance with an older man, while neatly avoiding cliché

Steve Rose

21, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in Ryūichi Hiroki’s adaptation of cult manga series

Phuong Le

16, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hear me out: why The Wedding Planner isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned movies is an ode to Jennifer Lopez’s sweet and surprisingly layered 00s romcom

Ankita Rao

16, Apr, 2021 @5:44 AM

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Bridget Jones’s Diary at 20: a gloriously messy ode to imperfection
While elements of the hit British comedy have aged quite notably, the charm remains as strong as ever as does Renee Zellweger’s Oscar-nominated turn

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Apr, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Night in Paradise review – operatic Korean display of gunfire and death
This blood-splattered Korean gangster flick with a romantic subplot follows Tae-Gu as he hides out from his enemies

Leslie Felperin

08, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Palm Springs review – amusing time-loop romance is back … again
With Covid having turned all our lives into Groundhog Day, it’s perfect timing for this razor-sharp take on the genre

Peter Bradshaw

08, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I’m Not in Love review – anti-romcom that nails sex and dating
While some gags don’t land in this story of an ordinary bloke who can’t quite commit to his girlfriend, Col Spector provides an honest look at relationships

Leslie Felperin

07, Apr, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Bittersweet Symphony review – pretty but fake-feeling family Christmas yarn
Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Delevingne are a pair of unconvincing Welsh sisters dealing with terminal illness and creative blockages

Cath Clarke

06, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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