Saturday, February 13, 2010

Night 13 of "The 14 Nights of Valentines Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

It’s that time again! So hurry in all you Kool Kats, grab a seat and enjoy "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway". The Lounge has invited a few of the hippest shops to the party and we have come up with two great goodie bags for two lucky winners.

The giveaway will showcase some of The Lounge’s favorite romance theme movies. A new movie will be posted each night between February 1st and 14th. All past movie will be listed on the sidebar. You are welcome to leave a comment on each movie. There will also be clues for the next nights movie tweeted on Twitter. All of which will get you entries in the giveaway.

Please click here to visit the giveaway’s main page. You can see all the great shops participating, the two fabulous goodie bags, lots and lots of extra ways to enter and all the fine print details.

There will also be music selections from that night's movie to listen too. You'll find them on The Lounge's little red jukebox over on the sidebar. That night's songs will always be at the top of the playlist followed by a wide variety of love songs. The night's seclections will also be listed below with the movie review.

So enjoy the movies, enjoy the shops, enjoy the music and most of all have fun and enjoy....

"The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

Night 13... "A Life Less Ordinary"
I've saved my favorite 2 for the end 8)
Tagline - A comedy for anyone who's ever been in danger...of falling in love.
Music selections from the movie on the jukebox
1. Beyond The Sea
2. Don't Leave
3. Always On My Mind
Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later) and released on October 24, 1997 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Robert (Ewan McGregor) is cleaning man who takes his boss's daughter, Celine (Cameron Diaz), hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two Angels are sent to earth to help bring the couple together. If they fail they are doomed to stay amongst the humans forever. Can they help these two fall in love?
I remember seeing this movie on the new release wall at the video store. I had no idea who Ewan McGregor was but his picture on this movie and on the just released "Brassed Off" made me quite curious to find out who he was. So when the movies were finally checked in, little movies only ever had one copy, I grabbed them quick and proceeded to watch them right away.

I completely fell in love with this movie. It's funny, romantic, sweet and a bit of a fairy tale. If you just remember that Angels are in charge then all the things in the movie seem possible. And we get a song and dance number from Ewan. What more could you need?

If you haven't seen this one give it a try. It's something a bit different that just might win your heart.
A little trivia...
1. The author of the romantic novel read by Celine and O'Reilly is Jennifer Hodge. This is the name of the wife of writer John Hodge.
2. The gas station attendant is whistling the techno song that played over the previous scene (when Robert confronts Neville and kidnaps Celine).
3. Ian Holm and Maury Chaykin also co-starred in The Sweet Hereafter (1997), in both movies they had only one scene together.
4. Starting with issue 1063 publishing date 7-oct-1997, the UK comic 2000AD printed an eight-part, 48-page, drawn strip adaptation of the movie. Scripted by David Bishop and drawn by Steve Yeowell, it met with a mixed reception from readers. First cover is posted under miscellaneous URLs.
5. Both Holly Hunter and Ewan McGregor play the French horn.
Please make sure to visit The Giveaway's Main Page to see the two goodie bags and all the wonderful shops who donated them.


  1. "I gave her my heart, she gave me a...pen".

    This quote is from "Say Anything".

  2. "I gave her my heart, she gave me a...pen".

    This quote is from "Say Anything"

  3. Final night's movie is "Say Anything".
    John Cusack; enough said. :)

  4. the last movie is "Say Anything"
    twitter @callista777

  5. Tomorrow night's movie is Say Anything.

  6. A Life Less Ordinary is such a fun movie! I think I caught it on TV the first time I saw it, and I had no idea what it was but the opening scene really got my attention.

  7. I think this is a decent watch! It's fun and cute and I really enjoyed it :)


  8. Say Anything for tomorrow!


  9. Never seen this one but love Beyond the Sea.

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