"You know, you might end up liking some of them if you give them a chance, instead of being a cynical ass."
"I'm going to blog that you said that. Part of the challenge in this marathon, since I won't be as into the movies, would be to try to find a lesson in each movie that I can apply to our marriage."
"Lesson 1 - you need to buy me more presents."
"I'm going to blog that you said that, too."
"Suck it, Holwerda. Blog that I said that."
Don't feel sorry for me. I married a redhead, I knew what I was getting into. Anyway, that conversation was the birth of the idea for my next viewing project, Project Valentine. Here's the thing, though: I cannot watch a month of romantic comedies. I just can't. If I'm going to do this for 28 days, it has to be at least a little bit fun for me, right? So instead, the theme has been opened up to all kinds of romance. As with Project Horror, I've split the month up into several smaller blocks. Here's what you have to look forward to!
- February 1-4: Classic Romance
- February 5-8: Manic Pixie Dream Girls
- February 9-12: My Creepy Valentine
- February 13-16: Dude, That's So Gay
- February 17-20: Ugh, Let's Watch Julia Roberts
- February 21-24: Sexytime
- February 25-28: Heavyweights (movies that were suggested to me by multiple people)
- I relaxed my rule from Project Horror about only watching movies I hadn't seen before. I will say that I haven't seen the majority of them. I mention this because I'm relying on the recommendations of friends and Netflix. Some of these movies may not end up fitting a strict definition of "romance," but I tried to pick movies that a person could reasonably watch and feel like they had watched something of romantic interest.
- At least one movie per day.
- Last but not least, I'll not only rate each movie, but I will also attempt to find a lesson for my own marriage in each one.