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Swank, Pfeiffer offer a little winter romance

Choose a sweeping epic spanning 50 years, like “Love in the Time of Cholera,” or an intimate tale about how love transcends death, like “P.S. I Love You.” Oh, who are we kidding, these are chick flicks, folks.
/ Source: msnbc.com

The holidays are the perfect time to curl up with a loved one (i.e.: drag your boyfriend/husband) to watch a romantic movie. Choose a sweeping epic spanning 50 years, like “Love in the Time of Cholera,” or an intimate tale about how love transcends death, like “P.S. I Love You.” Oh, who are we kidding, these are chick flicks, folks.

“Love in the Time of Cholera”
Starring:
Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hector Elizondo, Liev Schreiber, Laura Harring, John LeguizamoDirector: Mike NewellStory: Based on the award-winning novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bardem stars as Florentino Ariza. As a boy, he falls in love with Fermina Daza (Mezzogiorno), but when she rejects him in favor of a wealthy doctor (Bratt), he spends the next five decades having affairs in an attempt to cure his broken heart. Buzz: It’s tough to bring a Latin American epic novel to the screen — just ask Meryl Streep who starred in the dreadful “The House of the Spirits” (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Fifty years seems like an awful lot to cram into one movie — and as with “Spirits” a non-Latin director, Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) is taking the helm. The strength here is Bardem, who may have an award-worthy year with his work in “No Country for Old Men.” Web site: NARelease date: Nov. 16