But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the flickering of Gary Winick’s winsome romantic comedy about one young woman’s quest for everlasting love in sun-dappled Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. Screenwriters Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan serve up a steaming spaghetti of cliches, cultural stereotypes and unintentional laughs, garnished with a light classical and pop soundtrack.
Funny film alert! Our favourite Deputy Cultural Attaché of the New Zealand consulate, Rhys Darby, is returning to the big-screen in New Zealand comedy Love Birds. Darby, best known for his work as bumbling band manager Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords, has been cast in Love Birds as a “hunky romantic lead”.
Based on the novel of the same name, The Time Traveler’s Wife explores a sometime traditional love story in a very untraditional way. It centes on the lives of two people ‘fated’ to be together, but one is plagued by a (very) rare disease; that he randomly jumps through time, so that their relationship is fundamentally fragmented, heartbreaking and frankly, very, very confusing.