- Going the Distance is a great romantic comedy that lacks all the ridiculous premises of many romantic comedies . It’s about two people in love, with a common dilemma: the long distance relationship. It’s relatable and hilarious.
- Once is a beautiful movie about two musicians who fall in love. It’s got a lovely soundtrack as well.
- On Love by Alain de Botton is half fiction, half philosophy. Kant, Plato and Heidegger -- who needs flowers?
Not for the Fanciful
Looking for something a little more practical? John Gottman, founder of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute and a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, wrote The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work . Research-based romance? It beats a Katherine Heigl movie . . .
Not getting into these suggestions? Ah, well – there’s always An Affair to Remember . Sniffles.
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Nicole Pasini has worked on library programs and collections for teens, children, and adults. She reads trashy romance as needed.