Romantic Books-To-Movies To Check Out This Valentine’s Day



Looking for a good romantic flick to watch this Friday night? Book fans should check out one of these classic books-to-movies for Valentine’s Day. But first, see what the MEDIA CONNECT team thinks about each pick!

The Notebook (2004)

“I preferred the film adaptation of The Notebook to the book, because the chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams jumped off the screen. Gena Rowlands and James Garner, the two actors playing older Allie and Noah, are screen legends and their scenes rivaled those of the younger actors. Overall, it was just great casting… including Sam Shepard and Joan Allen. The movie has all the elements of a classic love story: love at first sight, a star-crossed romance, a hero’s determination, and then undying loyalty between husband and wife. What more could you want?” –Adrienne Fontaine, Publicist


Pride and Prejudice (2005)

“I’ve read Pride & Prejudice back in my high school days with no strong feelings, but the recent movies really reminded me of why I’m such a fan of the character of Mr. Darcy.  He’s basically the Grumpy Cat of his time period, and who doesn’t love Grumpy Cat?”—Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director


P.S. I love You (2007)

“The beauty of P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern is that it lightheartedly crafts a supportive cast and creative story lines around its protagonist, Holly, as she navigates a new world following the death of her husband. Although it takes place during a difficult time in Holly’s life, it unfolds as an endearing story of holding on, letting go and learning to love again. It’s charming, humorous and inspiring, a wonderful combination that makes it one of my favorite reads!” –Ana Campoverde, Assistant to the Publicity Team


Gone with the Wind (1939)

“The relationship Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara is not the beginning of your typical romance – Rhett is known for his wild ways and Scarlett is in love with someone. I love the feisty nature of Scarlett’s character, as well as the secrets about Rhett that unfolds as the book goes on.” –Alexandra Israel, Publicist


The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

The Time Traveler’s Wife is the perfect romantic story for any sci-fi nerd — or anyone who has a soul. Although I prefer the book, the film is a commendable adaptation that poignantly tells the story of a predestined love affair and all its complications. In spite of the fact that the fantastical element is a huge part of the story, any couple that has had to overcome a major obstacle in their relationship will be able to relate to the dramatic ups and downs filled with passion and anguish that Claire and Henry overcome.”—Emily Labes, Assistant to the Publicity Team


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