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Fall Movie Preview: Sweet Romance

We may not be getting the crisp fall weather just yet, but we are getting previews for tons of movies opening in the fall. In preparation for this autumn and winter at the theaters, I've broken up the lengthy list of upcoming movies into many small themes for my Fall Movie Preview series. This way, you'll be in the know when the chillier months roll around, bringing a whole new crop of new films. In today's preview, all you need is love — in all its funny and heartbreaking variations.

I Could Never Be Your Woman
I really hope this movie is great, but I have admittedly little faith in it. It stars the gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer and adorable Paul Rudd, but was supposed to come out around Valentine's Day (over six months ago!) and now it's slated to open November 9. Not a good sign. Pfeiffer plays a 40-year-old divorcee facing the challenges and insecurities associated with getting older and raising a pre-teen daughter (played by Saoirse Ronan, the actress recently cast to play Susie in The Lovely Bones). She meets Adam (Rudd), a 29-year-old spirited guy who apparently teaches her how to loosen up and be a kid again. It looks like it's maybe a step up from The Perfect Man. Maybe. Check out the fairly lame trailer and tell me what you think.

More romantic adventures scheduled for the fall if you

Feast of Love
This romantic drama, opening September 28, randomly takes place in Oregon. The impressive ensemble cast includes Morgan Freeman, Selma Blair and Greg Kinnear, among others. Various relationships are at the heart of this story, mostly focusing on Bradley (Kinnear) and his terrible luck with women. He learns valuable lessons about love from the other folks in his life. The trailer looks like a cheese pie with a dash of trite ("Do you think love is a trick, or do you think that it's the only meaning there is to this crazy dream?"), but it could end up being sweet, too.

Dan in Real Life
I just posted the very cute trailer for this movie, opening October 19, that has Steve Carell playing the charmingly overprotective widower raising three daughters. He's delighted when he meets a wonderful woman (played by Juliette Binoche, awesomely) — only to find out she's his brother's girlfriend. This is one I can't wait to catch on the big screen.

Lars and the Real Girl
A refreshingly quirky spin on the tired old romantic stories, Lars and the Real Girl finds Ryan Gosling playing Lars, a man who falls in love with a life-sized doll. Lars insists that everyone in his life act as though "Bianca" is a real person who he's dating. Yet in doing this, he may be missing out on a relationship with a human woman. Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson also star, happily. Check out the sweet-looking trailer here.

I Could Never Be Your Woman and Lars images source
Feast of Love and Dan images source

LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 10 years
I couldn't see Dan in Real Life it is no long available. But I love the idea of the others ESP the first one (I Could Never Be Your Woman) and the last one (Lars and the Real Girl) They have some fun bits in it! and The second one (Feast of Love) Looks like it will give one alot to think about!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 10 years
Love Paul Rudd and Jon Lovitz. I would see that movie for them. Plus the Bruce Willis/ Ashton Kutcher bit was awesome.
cameo1 cameo1 10 years
Saw a press screening of Feast of Love. Pure processed cheese. It was painful.
lala788 lala788 10 years
i love Paul Rudd and Michelle Pfeiffer but, the movie look like a real boring one. i prefer to go see "Dan in real life"
littlemissme littlemissme 10 years
I love Paul Rudd but this movie unfortunately seems a bit boring to me :ZZZ:
outofhere outofhere 10 years
Dan in real life made me lol several times - I can't wait to see this. Lars and the real girl looks quirky, probably one I'd watch when it comes out on DVD. I can never be your woman is middlen but I'll see it, I can't resist romantic comedies and I love Michelle Pfiffer.
Phil Phil 10 years
I have faith in I Could Never Be Your Woman. Sure, it looks like a cheesy, b-rated romcom. But in the sense of cheesy b-rated romcoms, it looks very cute, very enjoyable, and maybe even a little bit memorable... plus I have my soft spot for cheesy, b-rated romcoms. And, of course it follows the strict cliche that every 5 years a cheesy, b-rated romcom MUST use the Boo Radley's cover of the LA's classic "There She Goes" (in some cases if the movie really wants to be cool, using the LA's version. And if they really want to pour on the fondue, Sixpence None the Richer's cover of "There She Goes"). This one looks like something in the same light as So I Married an Axe Murderer (which, I'm sure many remember, featured The Boo Radley's version. And, is also a cheesy b-rated romcom).
lucyS lucyS 10 years
I'd see all of them. I love Juliette Binoche and can't wait to see how she plays off of Steve Carell. I still can't believe they're making a movie based on The Lovely Bones. That is one story they do NOT want to screw up.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 10 years
Sorry, but I gotta check out I Could Never be Your Woman. I loooooove Paul Rudd.
justlookaround justlookaround 10 years
i could never be your woman is a wonderful movie :)love it
mariserin mariserin 10 years
i thought paul rudd was hilarious in the 'i could never be your woman' trailer! dan in real life looks okay, but lars and the real girl looks really good
Nitachequita Nitachequita 10 years
I am a total sucker for romantic comedies/dramas so I will probably see all of them (although Feast of Love gave away too much in its trailer). I'll admit it, I saw The Perfect Man, and I Could Never Be Your Woman looks more than a step up, it looks like a giant leap forward.
sumbum sumbum 10 years
I think I'd go see them all, except for maybe Feast of Love. Buzz you didn't like the ICNBYW trailer? =( i thought it was pretty funny! Paul Rudd was so adorable!
shafiii shafiii 10 years
I Could Never Be Your Woman is most possibly the worst title ever for a movie. The movie seems good, the kind where you go see it if nothing else is playing. I really want to see Saoirse Ronan in it though,from th trailer she seems like she is good, hopefully she does well in The Lovely Bones. I really want to watch Dan In Real Life, looks great!
SeptemberGurl SeptemberGurl 10 years
Honestly, I would watch any of them, but idk if I'll venture to the theatre for them. Dan in Real Life did look really good; that might be a mom&me day. Plus, I love Paul Rudd. I'd see him in just about anything and he looks like fun in that one...though it's almost looking like the white version of How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
I want to watch Dan in Real Life, Lars and for some inexplicable reason Feast of Love. Older woman, younger man stories just don't apeal to me.
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